List of properties owned by Kenyan footballer Michael Olunga
- The rise of Kenyan footballer Michael Olunga can be described as grass to grace, coming from a humble background
- The humble talisman had a passion for football when he was still young and started playing as early as primary school
- Olunga signed for Qatari club Al-Duhail in January 2021 on a three-year deal after playing for European and Asian clubs
Michael Olunga is a Kenyan footballer who plies his trade for Qatari club Al-Duhail as a professional striker.
The deadly attacker’s rise can be described as grass to grace, coming from a humble background.
The beginnings of Michael Olunga
Olunga was born on March 26, 1994 in Nairobi to Michael and Alice Ogada.
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He grew up at Lucky Summer Estate in Ruaraka constituency. Unfortunately, his father died when he was seven years old.
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The humble talisman had a passion for football when he was still young and started playing as early as elementary school.
The Kenya team reported that he used to walk from Lucky Summer to City Stadium as he didn’t have a bus ticket.
Freedom Sports Academy
The 28-year-old started his football career at Liberty Sports Academy. At that time he was still a student at Upper Hill School.
In the 2012 season, he showed his talent and skills by scoring 32 goals.
Kenyan Premier League
After impressing at Liberty, he joined Kenyan Premier League champions Tusker on 19 December 2012 on loan.
He scored two goals for the club before being loaned out to Thika United again. In the 2015 season, he signed for former KPL champion Gor Mahia, helping K’Ogalo win their 15th league title with 19 goals.
Olunga’s career abroad
Olunga’s skills were spotted by Swedish side Djurgårdens IF, who signed him on a four-year deal on February 17, 2016.
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He impressed for the club and was nominated for Swedish Football Newcomer of the Year by coaches and journalists, but lost the award to Alexander Isak, who now plays for Newcastle Ltd.
Olunga’s footballing prowess won him admiration and in 2017 he joined Chinese club Guizhou Zhicheng.
In Guizhou Zhicheng, he reportedly earned a whopping KSh15 million monthly salary, Pulse Live reported.
The talisman was loaned to Spanish La Liga side Giron on September 1, 2017, for a year. He made history as the first Kenyan to score a hat-trick for the club against Las Palmas.
The Harambee Stars striker’s career accelerated when he joined Japanese club Kashiwa Reysol on August 10, 2018.
He helped the team win promotion to the First Division by scoring 27 goals. In 2020, he became the club’s top scorer with 28 goals, winning the Golden Boot and the 2020 J-League MVP award.
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Olunga signed for Qatari club Al-Duhail in January 2021 on a three-year deal. His fee was €6 million (KSh723 million).
Olunga earns a monthly salary of KSh6.9 million at the club.
His net worth, according to Sportbrief, is estimated at $3.6 million (KSh437.8 million).
Properties of Michael Olunga
Olunga was spotted driving a luxurious Porsche Panamera.
Pricing for the 2022 Porsche Panamera starts at $88,400 (KSh10.8 million). Its price can reach 20 million KShs, depending on the customization.
Toyota Land Cruiser 11 V8
The deadly attacker also drives an executive Toyota Landcruiser 11 V8 befitting his status.
The sleek vehicle, which costs more than KShs 10 million, comes with a 381 horsepower V8 engine, eight-speed automatic transmission and four-wheel drive.
Olunga Mansion in Homa Bay
Olunga has built a multi-million home for himself in his rural village of Kasipul Kabondo in Homa Bay County.
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The athlete never hesitates to share photos of his mansion whenever he visits Kenya.
The complex includes a wall fence, a cabro-paved driveway and carefully trimmed flowers. On the farm, he plants corn and other crops.
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