Former Gor Mahia striker Michael Olunga will become the first Kenyan to play for a top tier Chinese side. He is set to leave Swedish top tier side IF Djugardens to join Chinese side Guizhou Zhicheng.
His local agent Jacob ‘Ghost’ Mulee, the former Kenya national team coach, confirmed to the Standard that the 22-year-old has joined the Chinese Super League side.
“It is a done deal, but full details will come later,” Mulee said to the Standard.
Reports suggest that the Chinese side paid Ksh 450 million. Which means IF Djugardens have made a staggering profit as they paid only Ksh 16.7 million to sign Olunga.
As Olunga was on loan at Gor Mahia, it is unlikely that any of that money will come to the club. IF Djugardens also entertained offers for Olunga from Russian giants CSKA Moscow.
Guizhou Zhicheng have two other Africans on theior suad: Yves Ekwalla of Cameroun and Ali Ghazal of Egypt. The Chinese league is on the rise and has been able to attract top tier talent like Carlos Tevez of Argentina and Jon Mikel Obi.
Gor Mahia will play Kenyan Premier League side Thika United in a friendly match set for Saturday, January 28 at Camp Toyoyo ground starting 3:00pm. This according to goal.com
The DSTV Super cup match against Tusker tha twas slated for this Sunday has been postponed and will be re-scheduled when 2017 KPL fixtures are released.
“Yes, the Dstv Super Cup match will not be played on Sunday because SuperSport wants to make it closer to league kick-off. They will now set a date after seeing the league fixtures so as to play the match a week earlier.” said Ronald Ngala to goal.com.