Player: Joseph Okumu
Gender Male

Position: Center Back

Nationality: Kenyan        


Place of birth: Kenya



National Team Jersey Number: 19

Club Information

Current Team: Free state stars Fc

Jersey Number: 16


Joseph “Crouch” Okumu is a Kenyan defender who plays for the Kenyan national team and South Africa's Premier Soccer League side Free State Stars Fc. He was nicknamed crouch due to his similarity in physique with English player Peter Crouch. He is known for his good passing ability, speed on the ball, ability to read the game, ability to use both feet and aerial defence capability.

Youth Career

Kakamega High school

Okumu played for the Kakamega High school football team until his graduation from high school at the end of 2015. It was at Kakamega high school while he was still in form one that he was discovered during a friendly between Western Stima and Kakamega High School by the then Western Stima coach Francis Baraza who tried to sign him immediately but was advised to wait Until Joseph was through with high school.

Club Career

Chemelil Sugar Fc

Okumu was signed by Chemelil Sugar Fc on a two year deal on 31st December 2015, he established himself as a first team favorite with his defensive showings earning him a call up to the national team.

Free state Stars

On 10th August 2016, Okumu was reported to be at South Africa PSL side Free State Stars on a week long trial, Free State Stars secured his signature in September 2016, he made his debut in a 0-0 draw against Supersport United.

International Career

Okumu received his first call up for the national team on 16th march 2016 ahead of a match against Guinea Bissau; his first cap was against Sudan on 31st May 2016 at Moi International Sports Center Kasarani in a friendly that ended in a 1-1 stalemate. Okumu has 2 caps for the Kenyan national team at all levels.

Pos Team P GD PTS
1 Gor Mahia 26 25 57
2 Sofapaka 27 15 42
3 Kakamega Homeboyz 26 7 42
4 Ulinzi Stars 25 8 41
5 Kariobangi Sharks 25 8 39
Pos Team P GD PTS
1 Vihiga United 26 30 58
2 KCB 26 20 55
3 Ushuru FC 26 25 54
4 Nairobi Stima 26 20 53
5 Wazito FC 25 15 47