Michael Olunga

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

Popularly known as ‘Engineer’, Olunga’s story is an inspiration to many youths. Olunga who began his career with the Liberty Sports Academy in Nairobi previously played for the Kenyan Premier League side Tusker, Thika United and Gor Mahia.

He also had a stint at Swedish side Djurgården, Chinese club Guizhou Zhicheng in 2017 and later La Liga side Girona FC.

Olunga has in 2020 been firing from all sides for his Kashiwa Reysol team, and anchored himself as the top scorer in the J1 League with over 20 goals. He also set a record in 2020, becoming the first Reysol player, and the first Kenyan, to score in seven consecutive J1 league games.

Away from the pitch, Olunga supported vulnerable communities during the coronavirus pandemic.