Orebonye Fires OKC Close To Promotion


Tumisang Orebonye scored a wonder strike to push OCK Khouribga closer to gaining promotion to the Moroccan Premier League (Botola Pro) in a 2-0 victory over Kenitra Athletic. Following a disappointing last minute in the previous round of fixtures, OCK got back to winning ways with Orebonye setting the tone for their latest win.

The Zebras striker scored a well taken first time volley in the 29th minute following great industrious work from teammate Mohammed Alidrissi. Orebonye connected well with the cross-cum-lob from Alidrissi to drive the ball home from next to the edge of the penalty area.

OCK then killed off the game in additional time near the end of the first half with Orebonye involved in the build up. The striker unleashed a curled effort which was parried away by the Kenitra goalkeeper before Najib El Mouatani took advantage of the keeper’s spillage to score from a few centimetres away.

OCK are still second on the log behind JS Soualem in the Botola 2 (Moroccan First Division) with only four games to go. The top two spots in the Botola 2 division guarantee automatic qualification to the premier league while the third and fourth positions require a promotion playoff between them for a place in the premier division.

Orebonye’s club cannot afford to drop any more points at this stage with third placed Olympique Dcheira hot on their heels, the two sides are separated by just three points.

OCK’s next game will be against 13th placed Chabab Ben Guerir on Friday.