Pacy, powerful Olunga links up with Stars in Morocco


Pacy, powerful Olunga links up with Stars in Morocco
Olunga Michael looking relaxed after landing in Marrakech ahead of Stars friendly matches.photo/COURTESY

In Summary

  • Spain based Girona FC striker Michael Olunga has linked up with Harambee Stars at their base in Marrakech, Morocco, giving coach Stanley Okumbi and the team a massive shot in the arm ahead of the twin friendlies against the Central Africa Republic and Comoros.
  • Olunga who has so far had a mixed run in the Spanish La Liga posted a telling photo of himself on his Facebook Timeline in a relaxed pose accompanied with the caption: "Proud always to represent my country".

Spain based Girona FC striker Michael Olunga has linked up with Harambee Stars at their base in Marrakech, Morocco, giving coach Stanley Okumbi and the team a massive shot in the arm ahead of the twin friendlies against the Central Africa Republic and Comoros.

Olunga who has so far had a mixed run in the Spanish La Liga posted a telling photo of himself on his Facebook Timeline in a relaxed pose accompanied with the caption: “Proud always to represent my country”.

Olunga made history when he plundered a hat-trick against Las Palmas on January 13 in a La Liga match making him the first Girona player to achieve the feat.

Ecstatic Olunga wearing a broad smile after his treble act took him to the history books.PHOTO/COURTESY/Girona FC

He also made a cameo appearance last weekend in the thrilling 6-3 defeat to Real Madrid and coach Okumbi will be banking on his exposure and physical presence to help Stars chalk up wins against the opponents.

The Stars tackle Les Coelecantes of Comoros on March 24, before facing the CAR  in another friendly three days later. All matches will be played in Marrakech, Morocco.

Veteran midfielder MacDonald Mariga who has earned recall alongside his younger sibling Victor Mugubi Wanyama  were also expected to join camp by Wednesday afternoon, while Musa Mohamed has been called to replace Brian ‘Niang’ Mandela, who is out of the friendlies with an injury.

Meanwhile, Football Kenya Federation chief Nick Mwendwa is expected to be among spectators at the terraces during the matches.Mwendwa jetted out Wednesday dawn aboard a Turkish airline ahead of the matches.

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