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Michael Olunga

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Place of birth  Kenya
2012–  Liberty Sports Academy
Playing position  Forward
Name  Michael Olunga
Number  19
Role  Footballer
Years  Team

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Date of birth  (1994-03-26) 26 March 1994 (age 21)
Education  Technical University of Kenya
Current team  Kenya national football team (Forward)

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Michael Olunga (born 26 March 1994) is a Kenyan professional footballer who plays for Spanish club Girona FC on loan from Chinese club Guizhou Zhicheng and the Kenya national team as a forward.

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Early career and Gor Mahia

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While still a student at the Upper Hill School, Olunga began his career with the Liberty Sports Academy in the Nairobi County League. He scored 32 goals for the side during the 2012 season, helping them finish the season unbeaten and earn promotion to the Nairobi Provincial League., he hit the headline once when he scored seven goals in a single match helping his team to a 8-0 win Initially reported to be attending trials in France, Olunga signed for Premier League side Tusker on a one-year loan deal from Liberty on 19 December 2012.

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After finishing the 2013 season with two goals for Tusker, Olunga was loaned to fellow Premier League side Thika United for another year, before joining Gor Mahia before the beginning of the 2015 season. Olunga finished the season as the club's top scorer in the league with 19 goals to help the side win a record 15th league title without losing a single match, including the second goal in a 2–0 win over Muhoroni Youth on their final league match of the season.

Djurgården

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On 17 February 2016, Olunga joined Swedish side Djurgårdens IF on a four-year contract, after joining the team's pre-season training camp on trial. Olunga scored both his first and second goal for Djurgården on 8 August 2016 against IFK Göteborg in av 3-1 win., He was also named man of the match and Djurgården coach Mark Dempsey praised him for his match winning heroics. In the next match Olunga scored once again in the 2-2 draw versus IF Elfsborg at the Tele2 Arena. On August 27 Olunga scored the match winning goal against Gefle after a stunning volley in the 86th minute. On the last 12 games of the Allsvenskan Olunga scored 12 goals which earned him a fifth place in the Allsvenskan top scorer table. Michael was nominated for Newcomer of the year in Swedish football by a jury of Allsvenskan coaches and Swedish journalists as well as the coaches of the Swedish national teams. The prize later went to Alexander Isak.

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On 10 November 2016 Kenyan football site Soka reported that Djurgården had turned down offers on Olunga from La Liga side Betis, Lokeren, Belgium champions Club Brugge and Swedish champions Malmö FF. On 12 January 2017 Turkish reports suggested that Turkish giant Galatasaray was keeping Olunga under a close watch. Olunga was described as a potential replacement of German striker Lukas Podolski.

Guizhou Zhicheng

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In 2017, Olunga joined Chinese club Guizhou Zhicheng.

Girona (loan)

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On 1 September 2017, Olunga was loaned to La Liga side Girona FC, for one year.

International career

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Olunga made his debut for the Kenya national team in a friendly against Seychelles at the Stade Linité in Victoria on 28 March 2015. He scored his first goal for the Harambee Stars in a friendly against South Sudan which resulted in a 2–0 win.

International goals

Scores and results list Kenya's goal tally first.

Personal life

Olunga studied geospatial engineering at the Technical University of Kenya, where he enrolled in 2013 and pursued a Bachelor of Engineering degree. For this reason, he is regularly known as "The Engineer" by Kenyan football fans. He has stated that he looks up to Dutch striker Robin van Persie as a role model.

Club

Tusker FC
  • Kenyan Super Cup: 2013 (post-season)
  • KPL Top 8 Cup: 2013
  • Gor Mahia
  • Kenyan Premier League: 2014, 2015
  • Kenyan Super Cup: 2015
  • KPL Top 8 Cup: 2015
  • Individual

  • KPL Player of the Year: 2015
  • References

    Michael Olunga Wikipedia


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