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Olunga joins Japanese side, to earn astonishing salary

Oliver Peter
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Michael Olunga has joined Japanese side Kashiwa Reysol. [Photo/].

Harambee Stars Striker Michael Ogada Olunga has left Chinese Club Guizhou Zhicheng. 

Olunga who played for Spain’s Girona FC on loan from the Chinese Club last season has joined Japanese top flight side Kashiwa Reysol.

Reports indicate that the former Gor Mahia striker will be earning a Sh5 million salary per month. He has joined the Japanese side on a one year deal. 

The 24-year-old previously played for Djurgårdens IF in Sweden and Kenyan Clubs Thika United and Tusker FC.

He aided Gor Mahia to Premier League Championship in 2014 and 2015, Kenyan Super Cup in 2015 and the KPL top 8 Cup in 2015.

He was Kenya Premier League player of the year in 2015. He has played 29 matches for the National team, Harambee Stars and scored 13 goals.

According to, his new Club Kashiwa Reysol is a Japanese professional football club based in Kashiwa, Chiba. 

The team competes in the J. League Division 1 from 2011 season.

Formed in 1940, Reysol were founding members of Japan Soccer League in 1965 and have spent the majority of their existence in the top tier of Japanese football.

They have been Japanese league champions twice, in 1972 and 2011. The team’s home ground is 15, 900 capacity Hitachi Kashiwa Soccer Stadium.

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