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Tuesday, 24 Jan 2017 11:56 EATtmatalanga@kenyafreepress.com
Swedish top division side IF Djurgarden have sold Kenyan international Michael Olunga to newly promoted Chinese Super League side Guizhou Zhicheng after an impressive debut season. It was reported earlier this week that Olunga had attracted interest from Russian giants CSKA Moscow yet it is Zhicheng that made tangible their interest.
The lanky striker left record Kenyan Premier League (KPL) champions Gor Mahia for Sweden in 2015 on a four-year deal where he endured a mini-goal drought in his first half of the season before flourishing in the second as he went on to 12 goals.
Swedish newspaper Expressen had earlier reported that talks with the newly promoted Chinese Super League outfit Hengfeng Guizhou Zhicheng FC were at an advanced stage and that the Harambee Stars striker was to sign but a clash of his agents had delayed the move.
Olunga’s agent Patrick Dark has also reasserted that in deed the player will be the most expensively sold from Sweden if he leaves Djurgardens. “I cannot confirm anything except that if Olunga is sold, it will be the most expensive deal from a Stockholm club ever.”
Matalanga is a student of journalism at the East Africa School of Media Studies and an intern writer at the Kenya Free Press.