“It’s All About The Money” Kenyans React to Olunga’s Big Money Move to Chinese Super League

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Kenyan striker Michael Olunga has completed a surprise move to Chinese Super league side Guizhou Hengfeng Zhicheng.

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News outlets in Sweden have reported that the Chinese outfit triggered the Sh467 million fee asked by Olunga’s former club, Sweden’s Djurgardens IF.

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Olunga, 22, formerly on loan to Gor Mahia from Liberty Academy, scored 12 goals for the Swedish side in his debut season. He had three years left on his contract.

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As expected, the striker’s move to the monied Chinese league has been a topic of discussion among Kenyans and the striker was trending on twitter for the better part of yesterday.

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Before Olunga’s move, the towering striker had reportedly attracted interest from Russian giants CSKA Moscow and Turkish side Galatasaray SK.

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The switch has, therefore, come as a surprise to many Kenyans, some of whom believe that the promising striker’s footballing career has come to an end as the Chinese League is considered a last resort for aging footballers looking to cash in before retirement.

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We have sampled some of the reactions from twitter and Facebook:

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