“Hallo Kashiwa Reysol fans, I just want to thank you for all the support that you showed me and the club throughout my time here in Reysol,” Olunga said in a video posted on Kashiwa Reysol’s Twitter handle.
After three years with Kashiwa Reysol in Japan, Olunga joined the Qatari club but as he recalls the moments he shared with the J1-League club, he did not rule out the possibility of signing for them again.
Kenya international Michael Olunga has wished Kashiwa Reysol success and is hopeful he will join them in future after completing a move to Al Duhail SC.
The Harambee Star left the Japanese side after scoring 28 goals for them in the concluded season where he also emerged as the MVP
The former Tusker and Gor Mahia centre-forward made his name while with Kashiwa Reysol as he emerged their top scorer in the 2019 J2 League season with 27 goals.
He did not look back as he – after helping Kashiwa Reysol win the title in the second division 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 additionally voted as the Most Valuable Player of the completion, a feat no African has achieved before.
Although a section of Kenyans showed reservations on Olunga’s latest move, Football Kenya Federation president Nick Mwendwa welcomed the deal for the Harambee Star.
Olunga made his Al Duhail debut as they were beaten 3-1 by Al Sadd on Tuesday.