Harambee Stars striker Michael Olunga had a very good year by any measurable football standards last year, having scored 27 goals for his Japanese side Kashiwa Reysol, alongside being part of the Stars squad that represented the country in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Egypt.

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His form saw various football fans and analysts in the country among them former Harambee Stars and Gor Mahia forward Peter Dawo, popularly known as Omuga, urge him to ditch Kashiwa this year, and join a competitive league probably in Europe for competitive football action.

The long-legged striker was back in the country in time for the Christmas and New Year celebrations, where he organised the Michael Olunga tournament in Nairobi and Homa Bay counties.

At one time, he told his fans to wait for ‘breaking news’ about his next team, but as things stand, the forward may after all stay at Kashiwa for another year.

On Saturday, Olunga posted several pictures on his social media pages, indicating that he was back in pre-season training with his side, ahead of the 2020 Japanese topflight league which kicks off on February 21, 2020. 

Winter vibes, pre-season mode, God's timing is the best," he posted on Facebook.

Having been promoted from the lower league last year, his team will open the topflight league campaign against Sapporo at the Hitachi Kashiwa Stadium on February 22. 

Many fans expected him to ditch the team the joined in 2018, but it seems the former Gor Mahia striker is staying put at Kashiwa Reysol.