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Kenyan International Michael Olunga joins Japan side Kashiwa Reysol in 3-year deal

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Kenyan International Michael Olunga has joined  Japanese top tier side Kashiwa Reysol from Chinese side Guizhou Zhicheng in a three year deal www.soka25east.com has confirmed.

Kenyan International Michael Olunga linked with move to Kashiwa Reysol in Japan

The highly-rated forward  who has been in China since his loan deal with Spanish top-tier side Girona lapsed passed his medicals at Kashowa Reysol and will be the second most expensive Kenyan player with a pay of $150,000 or ksh 15 million  minus bonuses.

An elated Olunga posted on his instagram account his photo a the Hitachi Kashiwa Soccer Stadium saying “New Roads,New Rivers,New Chapter beginning of another unfolded story at Kashiwa Reysol”.

Kashiwa Reysol are  currently 13th on the 18-team J1 League with 23 points from 20 matches. They next face 12th-placed Vegalta Sendai on Saturday 11th August at their Sankyo Frontier Stadium in the city of Kashiwa.

Michael Olunga joins the  big name stars plying their trade in the J-League the likes of  Andreas Iniesta, Lukas Podolski and Fernando Torres, who have moved to Japan from Barcelona, Galatasaray and Atletico Madrid in Europe respectively.

Olunga also known as the Engineer made his name at Gor Mahia in 2015, has been on the fringes of the Zhicheng first team which he joined in a record Sh450 million deal from Sweden top flight side IF Djurgardens in 2016.

Olunga has previously played for Thika United, Tusker FC and Gor Mahia in the Kenyan Premier League (KPL) before moving to Djurgaden IF in Sweden to kick start his professional football career.

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About Collins Okinyo

Appointed by CAF President Dr.Ahmad as CAF Media Expert. An expert on African football with over 13 years experience ,always with an ear to the ground with indepth knowledge of the game. I have worked for top publications including 7 years at www.supersport.com until i founded www.soka25east.com to quench the thirst of football lovers across the continent. I have trained young upcoming journalists who are now a voice in African football.I have covered World Cup,AFCON,CHAN,Champions League,Confederations Cup,Cecafa,Cosafa,Wafu and many other football tournaments across the World. Founder Football Africa Arena(FAA),Founder www.afrisportdigital.com

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