Free-scoring Kenya international Michael Olunga will never play for a top European football team after leaving Girona FC for less competitive leagues, former Harambee Stars striker Dennis Oliech has revealed.
Expressing his views on Jalango TV, the veteran striker said Olunga should have stayed put in a European club instead of moving to Japan J1 League club Kashiwa Reysol.
Oliech likened his situation to Olunga’s saying that his move from AC Ajaccio to UAE club Dubai CSC marked the end of his career.
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In the candid interview, the all-time record goalscorer for the national team with 34 goals, stated it was near impossible for Olunga who currently plies his trade in Qatari club Al Duhail to attract suitors from any European club.
He said that the leagues in Asia and the middle east are considered to be of lower quality than the competitions in Europe.
The veteran footballer said that he regrets exiting Europe and given another chance, he would not make the same mistake.
Oliech went on to play down the goals scored by Olunga saying that he cannot replicate the same form in competitive leagues in Europe.
The ‘engineer’ was the top scorer in the 2020 Japanese J1 League with 28 goals, earning the Golden Boot and the J-League 2020 MVP.
His fine form has continued in his new club where he has so far scored 14 goals including a hattrick against Esteghlal in the ongoing AFC Champions League.
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