The Harambee Star left the Japanese side after scoring 28 goals for them in the concluded season where he also became the MVP
Kenya international Michael Olunga wished Kashiwa Reysol success and hopes he will join them in the future after completing his move to Al Duhail SC.
After three years with Kashiwa Reysol in Japan, Olunga joined the Qatari club but as he remembers the moments he shared with the J1-League club, he did not rule out the possibility of signing again for them.
“Hello Kashiwa Reysol fans, I just want to thank you for all the support you have shown me and the club throughout my time here at Reysol,” Olunga said in a video posted on Kashiwa Reysol. Twitter manipulate.
“It was fantastic to play for this great club and I really enjoyed every moment of it.
“I can just hope you keep playing more and more and I wish the club success in all missions. I hope that one day I will be able to come back and play for this great team again.
“So, well done and I wish you more success in 2021.”
He didn’t look back as he – after helping Kashiwa Reysol win the Second Division title – was key again in the top tier, where he scored 28 goals in 32 games.
He emerged as the top scorer in the J1 League and was also voted the completion’s most valuable player, a feat no African has achieved before.
Although a section of Kenyans expressed reservations over Olunga’s latest move, Kenya Football Federation president Nick Mwendwa praised the deal for the Harambee Star.
“The choice Olunga made is personal and we have no problem with that” Mwendwa said Goal.
“Our job as a federation is to make sure we give it the support it needs and we will provide the same.
“He moved to a very good club, it’s a great team with famous players and we pray that many Kenyan players can follow in Olunga’s footsteps.
“He hasn’t spoken to me but he knows his life well, our job is just to support him and we wish him good luck in his new station.
Olunga made his Al Duhail debut as they were beaten 3-1 by Al Sadd on Tuesday.