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Olunga joins Chinese side over Galatasaray

Michael Olunga takes a shot at goal during a past IF Djugardens match. PHOTO/Courtesy

NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 24 – Harambee Stars forward Michael Olunga has completed a move to Chinese Super League division side Guizhou Hengfeng Zhicheng FC from Djurgårdens IF on undisclosed fee.

Olunga, 22, was released by Swedish top tire side Djurgårdens IF after both clubs agreed to sell the player who had three years remaining on his contract.

Newly promoted side Guizhou Zhicheng Hengfeng had enquired about the forward and were reported to be ready to meet the Sh467mn (40mn Swedish Krona) fee asked for by Djugardens.

Olunga alongside another signing Egyptian Aly Ghazal will join their new team-mates in South Korea where the club is holding their pre-season camp.

“Guizhou Zhicheng Hengfeng hope the two African players will integrate with the team as soon as possible and show their worth. We are happy for the two who finally join us,” the club said.

Djugardens Sporting Director Bosse Andersson confirmed the move to Swedish website Expressen on the striker who scored 12 goals in his debut season after joining as a free agent from then Kenyan champions Gor Mahia.

Olunga had attracted interest from Turkish club Galatasaray and Russian giants CSKA Moscow after a stellar debut season in Europe.