NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 24 – Harambee Stars striker Michael Olunga hit eight goals as his side Kashiwa Reysol put 13 past a hapless Kyoto Sanga in the Japanese second division league on Sunday.
Olunga, who has been in fine form with his club, opened the floodgates of goals six minutes after kickoff before going on to add goals in the 23rd, 33rd, 57th, 65th, 67th, 76th and wrapping up with a goal one minute into the added injury time.
“What a way to end the season. Scoring 8 goals is more than I could ever imagine but by God’s grace it was possible. I want to thank everyone who supported me through out the campaign. Until next season Graçias,” Olunga said after the match.
The heavy win saw Kashiwa Reysol go five clear points at the top of the league standings ahead of Yokohama FC who are second while Omiya Ardija are third on 75 points with all the teams having played 42 matches.
Olunga has so far netted 26 goals for his club in 30 appearances accompanied with seven assists while in the league cup he has two goals in three appearances.