Kenya : Michael Olunga to become first Kenyan soccer player in Japan

Michael Olunga. © RR

Casablanca (ADV) – Kenyan striker Michael Olunga has joined the Japanese club Kashiwa Reysol on a three-year-contract ending his deal with China’s Guizhou Zhicheng.

Olunga has been confined to the bench for the better part of last season since his move to La Liga from the Chinese Super League last August.

“New Roads, New Rivers, New Chapter. Beginning of another unfolded history,” Olunga wrote on his Instagram page in his first message since becoming a Reysol player.

Media reports suggest the player will now pocket $ 150,000 USD as monthly salary at his new workstation, translating to a $ 50,000 USD increase.

J-League side Reysol have paid about 3 million dollars to top-tier Chinese side Guizou Zhicheng in exchange for Olunga’s services.

Also, Olunga becomes the first Kenyan footballer to play professionally in Japan.

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