Michael Olunga Scores Maiden Goal For Kashiwa Reysol In Japan

Michael Olunga
Michael Olunga

Harambee Stars striker Michael Olunga scored his maiden goal for Kashiwa Reysol in the Japan’s J-League in 5-1 win over V-Varen Nagasaki at Hitachi Kashiwa Soccer Stadium, Kashiwa on Saturday.

Olunga netted the fifth goal in the 93rd minute after coming on as a substitute for Yusuke Kagawa in the 69th minute.

The 24-year-old made his debut last week in Kashiwa’s 2-0 loss away to Lwata in a game he also came on as a second half sub.

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Musashi Suzuki opened the scoring for Nagasaki in the 11th minute but, Cristiano leveled in the 21st minute before grabbing a brace three minutes later for a 2-1 lead.

Junya Ito extended the lead early in the second half in the 48th minute for the third with Kohei Tezuka making it 4-1 with a minute left on regulation time.

Olunga sealed the humongous win with the 5th and final, driving home a low shot with his lethal left foot off Masahi Kamekawa’s left cross in the 93rd minute.

He thanked the Almighty for the goal: “God’s grace is immeasurable, His mercy is inexhaustible, His peace is inexpressible,” the former Gor Mahia forward tweeted.

Olunga joined the Japanese side early this month from China’s Zhicheng Guizhou in a three-year-deal for reported Ksh. 300m.

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