Michael Olunga Kenyan star announces his presence in Chinese super League

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"My first goal in China"

Harambee Stars Striker  Michael Olunga play Harambee Stars Striker Michael Olunga (Courtesy)

Kenyan Striker Michael Olunga scored his first goal in the Chinese Super League on Friday against league leaders Guangzhou R&F.

Olunga, who plays for Guizhou Hengfeng Zhicheng, scored in the 22nd minute in his side’s 3-1 win over Guangzhou. This was his first goal in four games and will be looking to score more, after netting twelve times last season for Swedish side Djurgadens IF.

The Kenyan forward was acquired from Swedish side Djurgardens IF for a record fee of € 4.2 million in January 2017. He confirmed the news through his official Facebook page, expressing his eagerness to play.

Since Olunga joined the Chinese Super League there has been presence of mixed reactions among Kenyan football fans.

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play Harambee Stars Striker Michael Olunga (Courtesy)


 A good a number of fans have thrown their weight in the move arguing that Olunga made a wrong decision joining Guizhou Zhicheng side in China.

But according to him, his move will not affect him whatsoever and whatever people say he is committed to take his career to a new height, pointing out that there is so much quality in the Chinese League.

“I think I cannot decide my life on what other people think. When I made my move to China everyone counted me out but I believe now is the right time. I just keep on working hard and soon everyone will see,” said Olunga.

play Harambee Stars Striker Michael Olunga at his former Club (Courtesy)


Olunga scored the only goal for Harambee Stars during their friendly match against Uganda Cranes at the Kenyatta Stadium.

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