Kenyan football has a new poster boy in Michael Olunga, the Gor Mahia striker who scores 39 goals for club and country in 2015 as he led his team to a domestic double on his way to being named the Most Valuable Player in the Kenyan Premier League in 2015.
Olunga’s performances in the season have seen him attract interest from a number of leagues in the CECAFA region but he is setting his focus elsewhere as he looks to grow in his career. He says in the next three years he sees himself playing in one of the big leagues.
Spanish La Liga and the English Premier League are the most appealing leagues for the 21 – year old and with his work rate on the pitch, this may not be a very distant dream.
“I am happy at my achievements in the year. It has been a good one for me and my team; both the club and Harambee Stars and I have God to thank for everything.
“I have had very many offers after the 2015 season but I will take my time to weigh the options. Gor Mahia has also tabled an offer for me so obviously I will need time. However, like any player, I want to play in the big leagues and in three years’ time I see myself playing maybe in the La Liga or EPL by God’s grace,” he said.