KABANANGA SET UP A RECORD OF EFFICIENCY FOR ONE SEASON
Junior Kabananga scored 23 goals for Astana in 2017, dividing them between the Premier League and European Competitions.
10 January, 2018
In the Kazakhstan Championship, the Congolese scored 19 goals and 4 more goals in the qualification of the Champions League and the Europa League. This performance allowed Junior to set up the club’s record for goals scored in one calendar year.
Prior to last season, the record belonged to Foxi Ketevoama, who in 2014 scored 20 goals, while becoming the Top scorer of the Premier League. In the same season, the achievement of the midfielder of the Central African National Team was surpassed by two players – in addition to Kabananga, Patrick Twumasi scored 22 goals.
Top-5 players by number of goals for Astana for a season:
1. Junior Kabananga 23 goals (2017)
2. Patrick Twumasi 22 goals (2017)
3. Foxi Kethevoama 20 goals (2014)
4. Igor Bugayev 16 goals (2010)
5. Patrick Twumasi 16 goals (2015)