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Olunga honours his late father in very special way

Kenyan international striker Michael Olunga says he’s added his late dad’s name to his football jersey at Girona as a befitting tribute.

Following his well publicized loan transfer to Spanish La Liga from Chinese side Guizhou Zhicheng over the weekend, the Kenya international made the best possible debut, scoring twice within a span of three minutes, to help his new side to a convincing 8-0 triumph over CF Ripoll in a friendly.

But it isn’t only on the pitch where the player is making some wise decisions.

Nairobi News has learnt the 23 year old forward instructed his current club to print the names Olunga Ogada on his jersey, with the latter specifically meant to honour his dad.


“I added Ogada in remembrance of my late dad who was a football lover. Wherever you are, I will strive to make you happy,” the Olunga said.

The former Tusker FC, Gor Mahia and Thika United forward is expected to make his debut in the league on Sunday, when Girona play Athletic Bilbao in a game that will be televised live on Pay-TV channel SuperSport.

“We are happy that one of our own has once again been recognized by an international league. Multichoice, through SuperSport has been a major supporter of local football talent. Olunga being in the Spanish league will spice up the games for Kenyan viewers and we are sure they will tune in to watch especially when Girona is playing,” SuperSport’s General Manager Auka Gacheo told Nairobi News.

Olunga has also been praised by current AFC Leopards coach Robert Matano who managed him during the duo’s earlier days at Tusker.