Olunga coy on whether a big move is on the cards at the end of the season

Michael Olunga is having his best ever season in front of goal ever since he joined the pro-ranks three years ago.

The Harambee Stars forward has been in impeccable form for his Japanese second tier side Kashiwa Reysol in 2019, scoring goals at will which has led to speculation as to whether he will maintain with the side or seek pastures new when the current season ends in November.

Best tally

His 14 goals in 21 league appearances have him behind by four in the season’s golden boot race and the tally is his best ever since he left the local scene after the conclusion of the 2015 KPL season.

Kashiwa have benefited immensely from the former Gor Mahia striker’s form and currently sit top of the J2 league in prime position to return back to the top tier following last season’s relegation.

Michael Olunga will don the captaincy armband when Kenya take on Uganda in an international friendly on Sunday 8 September at Kasarani

Quizzed on whether his sublime showing in his first full season in Japan is a sign of a big move for him in the near future, Olunga, who is currently on national team duty with Kenya said:

“My job is mainly on the pitch. I will try and score as many goals as possible and also to try and increase my chances of getting a better deal. But what is important is to take care of what is in front of you and the rest will handle itself.”

Three years

Olunga joined Kashiwa in August of 2018 from Chinese side Guizhou Zhicheng, penning a three year deal which is set to elapse in 2021.

He is currently with the national team Harambee Stars preparing for Sunday’s friendly against Uganda that will be played at the MISC Kasarani and in the absence of team captain Victor Wanyama, the 25 year old will lead the team in the regional derby.