I have what it takes to be the best in Europe – Olunga


I have what it takes to be the best in Europe – Olunga
Michael Olunga celebrates his goal against Cape Verde

Harambee Stars striker Michael Olunga believes Kenya has what it takes to qualify for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.

Kenya began her bid for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers on a sour note losing 2-1 to Sierra Leone in Freetown, but Olunga says they can still make it to the continental show piece.

Talented squad

“With the introduction of 24 teams in the Africa Cup of Nations I believe we have a strong and very talented squad led by the experienced players like Victor Wanyama that can achieve the goal of qualifying for the tournament in 2019,”the Girona striker said.

Stars who are ranked at number 88 in the Fifa grid will host group leaders Ghana in March in Nairobi.

“The new federation has really done its best to improve the team by organizing a number of friendly matches with big teams which has given us a lot of experience,” Olunga added.

Harambee Stars striker Michael Olunga celebrates scoring against the Blue Sharks of Cape Verde during their pre-World Cup qualifier match at the Nyayo National Stadium Nairobi on November 13, 2015.Photo/Oliver Ananda/www.sportpicha.com
Harambee Stars striker Michael Olunga celebrates scoring against the Blue Sharks of Cape Verde during their pre-World Cup qualifier match at the Nyayo National Stadium Nairobi on November 13, 2015.Photo/Oliver Ananda/www.sportpicha.com

Olunga, a former Gor Mahia and IF Djurgardens striker has so far scored 14 goals for the national team and will be aiming to continue his impressive run in front of goal.

The ex Tusker hit-man who joined Girona in the Spanish Laliga from Chinese side Guizhou Zhicheng on loan and has already made two appearances for his new club insists the best is yet to come from him .

Kenyan international Michael Olunga is presented at his new club Girona after the Spanish LaLiga side agreed a deal with his former side Guizhou Zhicheng of China. (PHOTO/Courtesy)
Kenyan international Michael Olunga is presented at his new club Girona after the Spanish LaLiga side agreed a deal with his former side Guizhou Zhicheng of China. (PHOTO/Courtesy)

“I have what it takes to become one of the best players in Europe, but it will take hard work and a lot of dedication to reach that level that I desire to be in,”he stated.

Barcelona’s defender from Argentina Javier Mascherano (L) vies with Girona’s defender Jonas Ramalho (C) and Girona’s Kenyan forward Michael Olunga during the Spanish league football match Girona FC vs FC Barcelona at the Montilivi stadium in Girona on September 23, 2017. / AFP PHOTO

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