Michael Olunga

Michael Olunga is a Kenyan professional footballer who plays for Japanese club Kashiwa Reysol and the Kenya national team as a forward.

Olunga on November 23 scored 7 goals as Kashiwa Reysol beat Kyoto Sanga 13-1 in the final game of the season to conclude the league as top scorer runner up with 27 goals.

He was part of the Kenyan National team that took part in the 2019 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) that was held in Cairo, Egypt.

The Harambee Stars striker was pivotal in securing Harambee Stars’ participation in Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) for the first time in 15 years after netting carefully taken goals against rivals Ethiopia and Sierra Leone, and applying pressure on Ghanaians forcing them into an own goal in an epic match at Kasarani.  

During the continental event, the Technical University of Kenya (TUK)-educated engineer scored two of the Stars’ three goals in Egypt.

On November 14, Olunga scored Kenya’s solitary goal in the one-all draw against Egypt in the 2021 Afcon qualifiers as the Stars’ angle for a back-to-back Afcon qualification. 

Olunga was part of the 2015 invincible Gor Mahia team where he finished the KPL season as top scorer. He was also part of the Kenyan Cecafa winning team in 2017.