A lot has been said about Kenyan striker Michael Olunga’s move to Qata Super League side Al Duhail SC.
After weeks of rumors, the lethal striker finally made his expected move from Japanese side Kashiwa Reysol on Tuesday, making his debut in a 1-3 loss to league leaders Al Sadd.
Sports Plug has got exclusive details about details of the deal, which was too sweet for the Engineer to turn down.
First, Reysol received 7 million Euros (approximately Ksh 890 million) for their star striker.
Olunga, was named the Most Valuable Player (MVP) in the Japanese top tier after scoring 28 goals in 32 league matches last season. He was the most outstanding player in the league by far.
Reysol could not resist the money as they aim to build a team that can be a mainstay in the league, just a year after promotion.
The money means that Olunga is the second most expensive footballer in Kenyan history, his transfer fee is only second to to the Ksh 1.8B that Southampton paid Scottish giants Celtic for the services of Victor Wanyama in 2013. (Wanyama also moved to Tottenham for approximately Ksh 1.6B in 2016).
Olunga has signed a three and half year deal at Al Duhail.
According to our sources, he will be earning Ksh 80 million per year. If you divide this money by 365, it means Olunga will be making around Ksh 18 000 per day for the foreseeable future.
This perhaps explains why former Kenyan international skipper Dennis Oliech advised the lanky striker to take the money.
Olunga who has locally played for Tusker, Thika United and Gor Mahia turns 27 in March this year, he will be at the wrong side of 30 by the end of his contract.
We can therefore say, this could be the most lucrative contract of his career. Let the boy from Baba Dogo enjoy his dollars in peace