michael_olungaMichael Olunga has signed for Swedish club IF Djurgarden on a four year contract.

The former Gor Mahia striker has been on trial with the club since January, where he has put in a good shift worthy of a contract.

According to a press release on club’s official website, Djurgarden Sporting Director Bosse Andersson said: “Michael Olunga was a player that we followed in early autumn, and he had the qualities we were looking for. 

He is very ambitious and purposeful, train hard and always want to learn and take the next step. Then I think he made ​​a fantastic impression as a person both on and off the pitch. The development potential is huge so the peace and quiet of our Djurgården environment he can develop into a striker for the biggest leagues in Europe. It is the goal of Michael himself and he has the characteristics required for it (sic).”

Olunga, whose nickname is ‘The Engineer’ due to his university studies as well as his football talents, admits he can be a slow starter.

“In the beginning I have to get going, but once I get started I tend to get on a roll with my scoring,” he told the club’s website.

“So far I have only played friendlies but it feels like a good level.

“Everything is very well organized and the quality of the training camp has been very good. It feels like it’s a good springboard to the big European leagues.”