Kenyan striker Michael Olunga has signed for Qatar Super League champions Al Duhail SC from Kashiwa Reysol in Japan where he had a very successful run.
He is following in the footsteps of yet another Kenyan; Dennis Oliech who also plyed his trade in Qatar for Al Arabi between 2003 to 2005.
Olunga has joined Al Duhail SC in a deal worth Sh806 and according to reports, he is set to get a 100% pay rise.
The towering striker has been in great form for Kashiwa and is now shifting base to Duhail where he is expected to fill the void left by Croatian striker Mario Mandzukic who left the club last year.
Olunga bagged the golden boot after scoring 28 goals in 32 matches this season. He earlier helped Kashiwa gain promotion to J-League 1 as his 27 goals enabled the side finish as champions in J-League 2.
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Despite having a great year as a player, Olunga failed to get a silverware after his side went down 2-1 when they faced FC Tokyo last week on Monday in a J-League cup match.
Olunga has previously also played in Spain, China and Sweden.
Al-Duhail Sports Club, formerly Lekhwiya SC, is a Qatari sports club, best known for its football team, which plays in the Qatar Stars League. The club is based in the Duhail district in the city of Doha and plays its home games at Abdullah bin Khalifa Stadium. It is the first team in Qatari football to win the first division title on its debut season.
They are currently sitting second on the 12-team table with 24 points from 12 matches, eight fewer than table-toppers Al Sadd, who are on 32 points.