Michael Olunga extends Kashiwa Reysol contract - reports

Kashiwa Reysol and Harambee Stars striker Michael Olunga [Photo: Olunga Twitter]

Harambee Stars striker Michael Olunga has reportedly extended his contract with Japanese league side Kashiwa Reysol for a year. 

The 26-year-old has scored 26 goals this season and is expected to win the Golden boot in his debut season in the J-League.

In 2019, Olunga finished the season with 27 league goals as Reysol finished the J2 season as champions, winning promotion to the first division.

Olunga’s contract with the J-League outfit was set to expire in January 2021.

The striker was ruled out of the national team’s Africa Cup of Nations Qualifier against Comoros due to coronavirus (Covid-19) related restrictions.

Michael Olunga extends Kashiwa Reysol contract - reports
Olunga has reportedly extended his contract with Japanese league side Kashiwa Reysol for a year [.]

Japan’s Levain Cup football final had to be postponed after 13 players and staff at Kashiwa Reysol, tested positive for the Covid-19.

Nelsinho Baptista’s men were due to face FC Tokyo at Tokyo’s National Stadium in front of a sold-out, socially distanced crowd of 24,000.

Olunga just got verified on Twitter!

In October, the former Gor Mahia and Thika United star finally got verified on Twitter.

Olunga had previously pleaded with Twitter to verify him, an issue which, to fans, seemed to take too long.

Michael Olunga extends Kashiwa Reysol contract - reports

Michael Olunga is now verified on Twitter [Courtesy]

For the past week, the #VerifyOlunga hashtag has been trending on Twitter, with the ex-Gor Mahia man’s fans piling pressure on the company to add a blue badge alongside Olunga’s name.

Olunga is among the most-followed Kenyan sportsmen on social media, averaging over 540,000 followers on Facebook and over 61,000 on Twitter.

He was named the Meiji Yasuda Konami August 2020 Most-Valuable-Player after his goals helped propel Kashiwa Reysol to fifth on the J-League log. In the month of August alone, he scored six goals in six appearances.

“It’s humbling to be named the Meiji Yasuda Konami August 2020 MVP. Firstly to thank God for His unending grace. Secondly, My teammates, coaching staff, subordinate staff, and fans for their support. Thanks, and to many more Folded hands. Inshallah. GOD ABOVE ALL.”

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