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Olunga signs four-year deal with top Swedish club

By ISAAC SWILA February 17th, 2016 2 min read

Kenya international striker Michael “Engineer” Olunga has signed a four-year deal with Swedish top tier side Djurgårdens IF.

Olunga joined the club a month ago and has been impressive in his trials scoring two goals – one of them a ferocious left foot screamer as his club claimed a 2-0 win over Norwegian side Aalesund in a friendly match last Saturday in Stockholm, Sweden.

His new club announced on Wednesday on their official website that they were signing the 22 year old striker, who prior to joining them turned out for Kenyan Premier League champions Gor Mahia. Details of the deal, however, have not been disclosed.

“After nearly a month, a trial is settled. The Kenyan striker, Michael “The Engineer” Olunga from Gor Mahia has signed and will play for the Blue Stripes over the next four years. A signature that is welcomed by many DIF supporters, not least of Djurgårdens Sporting Director, Bosse Andersson,” the club announced on their website.


“Michael is a player we followed in early autumn, and he had the qualities we were looking for… He is very ambitious and purposeful, trains hard and always want to learn and take the next step. Then I think he made a fantastic impression as a person both on and off the pitch,” Anderson said on the club’s website.

Olunga also expressed his delight on the deal.

“I will continue my studies at the University of Stockholm so, just as before, it will be both football and studies and I committed to do well in both,” he said.

At the club, Olunga will wear jersey 17 and he hope to score as many goals to match his shirt number.

Last term, while at Gor Mahia, he wore jersey 19 and scored 19 league goals as K’Ogalo claimed the title unbeaten.