Olunga draws keen interest from Bidvest

South African side Bidvest, have offered fast rising Gor Mahia striker Michael Olunga a contract worth Ksh 12 million per year. They had earlier tried to sign Allan Wanga.

“We got an email from Bidvest offering to pay Olunga a Sh1million per month salary for an initial period of one year. We are looking at the offer but no decision has been made yet,” one of Olunga’s handlers exclusively told goal.com on Wednesday.

The agent stated that Olunga could never play in Tanzania.

“We are very categorical that he will not play in Tanzania. His standards are higher than what we see in that league and our best bet is Europe.” he continued.

Olunga’s sudden rise has been nothing short of meteoric. The last time a Kenya striker commanded such attention was in 2003 with Dennis Oliech. Olunga is finally fulfilling the potential that some experts saw in him when he played in the national schools tournaments in which coach Mohamed Kheri annointed him a a “future Mike Okoth Origi”.

Former Gor Mahia coach Zedekiah Otieno has advised all Gor Mahia players not to consider Tanzania as a destination.

“Players, who tried it in Tanzania, failed miserably, and they had to struggle to bring their careers back on track. Just a few have made it there, but look at recent cases, Dan Sserunkuma, Donald Mosoti, Humphrey Mieno, George ‘Blackberry’ Odhiambo even Rama Salim have struggled there,” ‘Zico’ told goal.com .

Zico advises players to focus on working on their skills and target playing in a more competitive league.

“It is not a bad league, we know of its quality, but it is just not meant for our players. All I can advise them is to be patient, and wait for an offer from Europe, and that will be good for them. If they become greedy, it might cost them. In football, if you make one wrong move, then you are doomed.”

4 thoughts on “Olunga draws keen interest from Bidvest

  1. Okay,surely, the inevitable is becoming the reality.Olunga is going;we can’t maintain him.Anyway he needs to make a move to Europe not South Africa.Remember Oliech turned down one off amount of sh200m from Qatar and later was able to earn half the amount in Europe per year.So this is football guys;we get a rising talent;he gets pouched then we remain where we belong;punching boys and signing attendance books or simply showing up to loose. Isorait

    1. @Moses, that is life. What would you do if you are the boy and here is a chance to get your old lady from a rented house at Lucky Summer maybe to their own house at Kilmani? A really tough choice. To make it better for him he still has a chance to pursue his education. But why a 1 year offer from BidVest? And what happened to their link with Allan Wanga?
      Personally I would have adviced him to at least complete the season with Gor as his profile would rise and he therefore get a better offer from the same teams or elsewhwere
      What I like is the way at Gor we make our players be visible and marketeable

  2. And if I may ask;in this confusion or fog about Olunga,Aucho and Oluoch;are we supposed to win CECAFA??Are the players thinking greener pastures?Which is better,winning CECAFA or preparing for the big money clubs

  3. And if I may ask;in this confusion or fog about Olunga,Aucho and Oluoch;are we supposed to win CECAFA??Are the players thinking greener pastures?Which is better,winning CECAFA or preparing for the big money clubs.Anyway Ghost Mulee for sure will approve an offer worth Olunga as a professional coz he needs to make money and all things said after 35yrs(a young age) he should not be begging so good luck Olunga.

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