“It’s All About The Money” Kenyans React to Olunga’s Big Money Move to Chinese Super League

January 25, 2017

Kenyan striker Michael Olunga has completed a surprise move to Chinese Super league side Guizhou Hengfeng Zhicheng.

News outlets in Sweden have reported that the Chinese outfit triggered the Sh467 million fee asked by Olunga’s former club, Sweden’s Djurgardens IF.

Olunga, 22, formerly on loan to Gor Mahia from Liberty Academy, scored 12 goals for the Swedish side in his debut season. He had three years left on his contract.

As expected, the striker’s move to the monied Chinese league has been a topic of discussion among Kenyans and the striker was trending on twitter for the better part of yesterday.

Before Olunga’s move, the towering striker had reportedly attracted interest from Russian giants CSKA Moscow and Turkish side Galatasaray SK.

The switch has, therefore, come as a surprise to many Kenyans, some of whom believe that the promising striker’s footballing career has come to an end as the Chinese League is considered a last resort for aging footballers looking to cash in before retirement.

We have sampled some of the reactions from twitter and Facebook:


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