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Michael Olunga told : “I had several offers before going to Qatar, from La Liga and Italian leagues but as a player, I wanted to move to a place where I can play regularly and a good team which plays top football and not a team fighting relegation,” External link

tuko Monday, June 21, 2021 7:01:00 AM EAT

Michael Olunga said : "One point from this match is a fair result. There are still two matches left for us in the groyp stages and we must continue to perform with focus and determination to progress to the next stage as group winners," External link

allafrica Friday, April 30, 2021 4:01:00 AM EAT

Michael Olunga said : "Happy to be named the outstanding sports personality of the year at the SOYA 2020. I thank God for all His blessings. Thanking my family, teammates and everyone who, in one way or another helped me achieve this feat," External link

thestarkenya Monday, February 22, 2021 8:16:00 AM EAT

Michael Olunga told : “It is not a friendly game that we will be playing,” External link

gulf-times Wednesday, February 3, 2021 12:50:00 AM EAT

Michael Olunga explained ( about Gor Mahia ) : "I have played in the Kenyan Premier League for Gor Mahia in 2015 and it was a very tough experience," External link

nation-ke Tuesday, April 21, 2020 9:54:00 PM EAT

Michael Olunga said : "It was my pleasure to lend a hand towards preventing the spread of COVID-19 by donating sanitizers and hand washes to small business owners, churches, carwashes, children homes and a few households across Nairobi's low-income estates," External link

xinhuanet_en Thursday, April 2, 2020 7:21:00 PM EAT

Michael Olunga added : "We have been given a routine by the club physiotherapists, we are following this workout to keep us fit and we still don't know when the resumption of the league will be, we have to stay fit. I just want to urge everybody to take this virus seriously and take the steps that the World Health Organization (WHO) has provided to combat this deadly virus," External link

xinhuanet_en Thursday, April 2, 2020 7:21:00 PM EAT

Michael Olunga said ( about Henry Omino ) : “I wish to extend my heartfelt condolence to the family of the late coach Henry Omino. Thank you for the immense contribution in moulding great talents in Kenyan football fraternity” External link

nation-ke Saturday, March 21, 2020 6:57:00 AM EAT

Michael Olunga said : "We are training outdoor only that its closed training with no fans in attendance, like the norm. My opinion is that, in terms of health I think its a good move by the government because its trying to protect its people from the deadly virus, though it will slow down the momentum the league had taken," External link

nation-ke Friday, February 28, 2020 1:30:00 PM EAT

Michael Olunga told : “What do you expect when you score 27 goals in a season? Of course there are clubs interested in my services and something is cooking in the background, just wait for the breaking news (laughs),” External link

nation-ke Tuesday, December 24, 2019 7:34:00 AM EAT

Michael Olunga told : “There is raw talent that needs to be tapped in this area where I grew up and this tournament will help clubs realise there are talented youth who can do better if given opportunities. I experienced the same difficulties while growing up and in my small way through this tournament and other initiatives I hope to change lives and fortunes of the youth,” External link

nation-ke Sunday, December 22, 2019 4:20:00 AM EAT

Michael Olunga said : "Met Raila Odinga on matters of the upcoming Michael Olunga tournament and grass root football development. Thanks for your time," External link

tuko Thursday, December 5, 2019 4:37:00 PM EAT

Michael Olunga said : “Just as the fans thronged the stadium last month to support the team, we again call on them to come and watch us play against Mozambique. Their presence always pushes us to go the extra mile. But I believe we have what it takes to perform well and win the match,” External link

nation-ke Friday, October 11, 2019 8:52:00 PM EAT

Michael Olunga said ( about Kashiwa Reysol ) : “I started the pre-season with Reysol this time and I have fully adapted now. I have been working very hard to sharpen my weaknesses and I believe that is what has propelled me to the form I am currently enjoying,” External link

nation-ke Saturday, September 7, 2019 6:55:00 AM EAT

Michael Olunga said ( about Victor Wanyama ) : “We have trained very well and are ready for the game. It is just a friendly but this is the East African derby and there are bragging rights at stake. We therefore have to fight hard and ensure we win. What I like about the current composition of the team is that it has several young local based players. That shows they are already eyeing the future because probably in a few years Wanyama, myself and other senior players will not be in the set-up and therefore it is very important to be prepared for that eventuality,” External link

nation-ke Thursday, September 5, 2019 4:45:00 PM EAT

Michael Olunga told : "I am grateful for the (Afcon) platform and the opportunity. The national team is in the right direction and on the right step especially that we qualified for the first time in 15 years," External link

kenyastar Tuesday, July 9, 2019 9:18:00 AM EAT

Michael Olunga said : “First I want to thank God for the victory. We knew it was a do-or-die match for us. It was very important that we win and we prepared for this,” External link

nation-ke Friday, June 28, 2019 11:19:00 AM EAT

Michael Olunga told : “Tanzania is our neighbours and it will be a difficult game. We both lost our first games and so our only option is to get the three points. We learnt from our mistakes and we will correct them in the next game,” External link

tuko Wednesday, June 26, 2019 6:39:00 PM EAT

Michael Olunga said : "We have three games to play for. It promises to be a tough game. We know each other. We will try to improve from the first game," External link

nation-ke Wednesday, June 26, 2019 1:25:00 PM EAT

Michael Olunga said : "It's not only about us, there are so many young footballers coming up and I'm sure our performance in this competition will help put Kenya back in the African football map," External link

kenyastar Wednesday, June 12, 2019 3:22:00 AM EAT

Michael Olunga said : "We have a strong team and we have proven that in every opportunity," External link

coastweek Tuesday, April 16, 2019 1:14:00 PM EAT

Michael Olunga said : "To be the best you have to compete with the best. I’m looking forward to the challenge ahead," External link

coastweek Tuesday, April 16, 2019 1:14:00 PM EAT

Michael Olunga told : “I will get back and do my best for the club to return to the top tier,” External link

nation-ke Monday, January 7, 2019 7:41:00 PM EAT

Michael Olunga added : "I knew so many Kenyans and young players looked up to me and I did not want to disappoint and show them there's room for giving up. I worked hard for them. I knew I had to put Kenya on the European map," External link

allafrica Tuesday, November 15, 2016 3:36:00 PM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
striker81.58%EN06/09/201709/06/2017
central striker7.89%EN11/16/201616/11/2016
kenyan international football player2.63%EN08/31/201631/08/2016
football player2.63%EN08/31/201631/08/2016
player2.63%EN08/31/201631/08/2016
top striker2.63%EN05/31/201631/05/2016
Names Lang Count
Michael OlungaEN91.78%
Michael OlungaPT4.11%
Michael OlungaFR4.11%


 
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Sabri Lamouchi said ( about Michael Olunga ) : “Olunga deserves, of course, to be the man of the match. He’s a special player and his presence has helped us have a lot of attacking options,” External link

thepeninsulaqatar Friday, April 23, 2021 10:25:00 AM EAT

Sabri Lamouchi said ( about Michael Olunga ) : “Michael Olunga has just arrived and we welcome him. He needs time to adapt with us,” External link

thepeninsulaqatar Sunday, January 31, 2021 9:50:00 AM EAT

Frank Nuttal added ( about Michael Olunga ) : “By the way, many people used to tell me not pick him; that he wasn’t good enough; that he wouldn’t score goals! Thank goodness that I thought differently. "After one season, he moved to Sweden. He then transferred to China, Spain, Japan and now Qatar where he is currently playing in Fifa World Club Championship. He fully deserves and Kenya should be truly very proud of him. I certainly am! At 27, there’s a lot more to come from Michael. Keep it going big man!” External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, January 26, 2021 5:30:00 AM EAT

Bobby Williamson explained ( about Michael Olunga ) : "I've got every confidence he would be successful in England if he goes to the right team. Michael is a top intelligent lad and I am not surprised he is doing too well. I just happened to be the coach when he made his national team debut but any coach would have called him up because of his talent," "I would understand if he ends up in Qatar, the money he earns there will set him and his family up for life. He won't even need to be an engineer when he finishes playing football which is a short career" External link

allafrica Sunday, January 10, 2021 3:09:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mulee said ( about Michael Olunga ) : "We respect our opponents and we have to put our best feet forward and stop them from widening the gap at the top. The team doesn't look bad in terms of fitness despite most of the local players having limited training due to the restrictions which have been put in place to curb the spread of Covid-19," "I am glad there are no injuries in camp. However, we will miss Olunga whom we learnt of his unavailability a week ago and have been working to fill his void. We cannot cry over spilt milk. I will work with the available players" External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, November 11, 2020 2:16:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mulee told ( about Michael Olunga ) : "Michael can't travel because he is under isolation for 10 days but without him, we have to find a solution and we shall try our best," External link

kenyastar Monday, November 9, 2020 12:10:00 PM EAT

Amina Mohamed said ( about Michael Olunga ) : "Every child is now singing Matasi, every striker wants to be like Olunga," "Collectively, you have shown yourselves as the best squad to ever represent the country. The government is putting in place the necessary institutional, regulatory and policy framework needed to promote talent discovery and training in the country" External link

nation-ke Wednesday, July 3, 2019 6:40:00 AM EAT

Sébastien Migné said ( about Michael Olunga ) : "I am happy because atleast I have my full squad in camp. This is good for me and my staff because now we can work tactically," "It is risky playing Olunga in the first eleven because he travelled overnight from Japan. But he could come on as a second-half substitute" External link

kenyastar Saturday, June 8, 2019 2:10:00 PM EAT

Sébastien Migné said ( about Michael Olunga ) : "I am happy because atleast I have my full squad in camp. This is good for me and my staff because now we can work tactically," "It is risky playing Olunga in the first eleven because he travelled overnight from Japan. But he could come on as a second-half substitute" External link

nation-ke Friday, June 7, 2019 6:48:00 AM EAT

John Kamau said ( about Michael Olunga ) : “Wherever I have been, I am fond of producing top strikers, the likes of Kepha Aswani, Olunga and many others,” External link

nation-ke Monday, March 11, 2019 1:22:00 PM EAT

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Michael Olunga

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Michael Olunga told : “I had several offers before going to Qatar, from La Liga and Italian leagues but as a player, I wanted to move to a place where I can play regularly and a good team which plays top football and not a team fighting relegation,” External link

tuko Monday, June 21, 2021 7:01:00 AM EAT

Michael Olunga said : "One point from this match is a fair result. There are still two matches left for us in the groyp stages and we must continue to perform with focus and determination to progress to the next stage as group winners," External link

allafrica Friday, April 30, 2021 4:01:00 AM EAT

Michael Olunga said : "Happy to be named the outstanding sports personality of the year at the SOYA 2020. I thank God for all His blessings. Thanking my family, teammates and everyone who, in one way or another helped me achieve this feat," External link

thestarkenya Monday, February 22, 2021 8:16:00 AM EAT

Michael Olunga told : “It is not a friendly game that we will be playing,” External link

gulf-times Wednesday, February 3, 2021 12:50:00 AM EAT

Michael Olunga explained ( about Gor Mahia ) : "I have played in the Kenyan Premier League for Gor Mahia in 2015 and it was a very tough experience," External link

nation-ke Tuesday, April 21, 2020 9:54:00 PM EAT

Michael Olunga said : "It was my pleasure to lend a hand towards preventing the spread of COVID-19 by donating sanitizers and hand washes to small business owners, churches, carwashes, children homes and a few households across Nairobi's low-income estates," External link

xinhuanet_en Thursday, April 2, 2020 7:21:00 PM EAT

Michael Olunga added : "We have been given a routine by the club physiotherapists, we are following this workout to keep us fit and we still don't know when the resumption of the league will be, we have to stay fit. I just want to urge everybody to take this virus seriously and take the steps that the World Health Organization (WHO) has provided to combat this deadly virus," External link

xinhuanet_en Thursday, April 2, 2020 7:21:00 PM EAT

Michael Olunga said ( about Henry Omino ) : “I wish to extend my heartfelt condolence to the family of the late coach Henry Omino. Thank you for the immense contribution in moulding great talents in Kenyan football fraternity” External link

nation-ke Saturday, March 21, 2020 6:57:00 AM EAT

Michael Olunga said : "We are training outdoor only that its closed training with no fans in attendance, like the norm. My opinion is that, in terms of health I think its a good move by the government because its trying to protect its people from the deadly virus, though it will slow down the momentum the league had taken," External link

nation-ke Friday, February 28, 2020 1:30:00 PM EAT

Michael Olunga told : “What do you expect when you score 27 goals in a season? Of course there are clubs interested in my services and something is cooking in the background, just wait for the breaking news (laughs),” External link

nation-ke Tuesday, December 24, 2019 7:34:00 AM EAT

Michael Olunga told : “There is raw talent that needs to be tapped in this area where I grew up and this tournament will help clubs realise there are talented youth who can do better if given opportunities. I experienced the same difficulties while growing up and in my small way through this tournament and other initiatives I hope to change lives and fortunes of the youth,” External link

nation-ke Sunday, December 22, 2019 4:20:00 AM EAT

Michael Olunga said : "Met Raila Odinga on matters of the upcoming Michael Olunga tournament and grass root football development. Thanks for your time," External link

tuko Thursday, December 5, 2019 4:37:00 PM EAT

Michael Olunga said : “Just as the fans thronged the stadium last month to support the team, we again call on them to come and watch us play against Mozambique. Their presence always pushes us to go the extra mile. But I believe we have what it takes to perform well and win the match,” External link

nation-ke Friday, October 11, 2019 8:52:00 PM EAT

Michael Olunga said ( about Kashiwa Reysol ) : “I started the pre-season with Reysol this time and I have fully adapted now. I have been working very hard to sharpen my weaknesses and I believe that is what has propelled me to the form I am currently enjoying,” External link

nation-ke Saturday, September 7, 2019 6:55:00 AM EAT

Michael Olunga said ( about Victor Wanyama ) : “We have trained very well and are ready for the game. It is just a friendly but this is the East African derby and there are bragging rights at stake. We therefore have to fight hard and ensure we win. What I like about the current composition of the team is that it has several young local based players. That shows they are already eyeing the future because probably in a few years Wanyama, myself and other senior players will not be in the set-up and therefore it is very important to be prepared for that eventuality,” External link

nation-ke Thursday, September 5, 2019 4:45:00 PM EAT

Michael Olunga told : "I am grateful for the (Afcon) platform and the opportunity. The national team is in the right direction and on the right step especially that we qualified for the first time in 15 years," External link

kenyastar Tuesday, July 9, 2019 9:18:00 AM EAT

Michael Olunga said : “First I want to thank God for the victory. We knew it was a do-or-die match for us. It was very important that we win and we prepared for this,” External link

nation-ke Friday, June 28, 2019 11:19:00 AM EAT

Michael Olunga told : “Tanzania is our neighbours and it will be a difficult game. We both lost our first games and so our only option is to get the three points. We learnt from our mistakes and we will correct them in the next game,” External link

tuko Wednesday, June 26, 2019 6:39:00 PM EAT

Michael Olunga said : "We have three games to play for. It promises to be a tough game. We know each other. We will try to improve from the first game," External link

nation-ke Wednesday, June 26, 2019 1:25:00 PM EAT

Michael Olunga said : "It's not only about us, there are so many young footballers coming up and I'm sure our performance in this competition will help put Kenya back in the African football map," External link

kenyastar Wednesday, June 12, 2019 3:22:00 AM EAT

Michael Olunga said : "We have a strong team and we have proven that in every opportunity," External link

coastweek Tuesday, April 16, 2019 1:14:00 PM EAT

Michael Olunga said : "To be the best you have to compete with the best. I’m looking forward to the challenge ahead," External link

coastweek Tuesday, April 16, 2019 1:14:00 PM EAT

Michael Olunga told : “I will get back and do my best for the club to return to the top tier,” External link

nation-ke Monday, January 7, 2019 7:41:00 PM EAT

Michael Olunga added : "I knew so many Kenyans and young players looked up to me and I did not want to disappoint and show them there's room for giving up. I worked hard for them. I knew I had to put Kenya on the European map," External link

allafrica Tuesday, November 15, 2016 3:36:00 PM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
striker81.58%EN06/09/201709/06/2017
central striker7.89%EN11/16/201616/11/2016
kenyan international football player2.63%EN08/31/201631/08/2016
football player2.63%EN08/31/201631/08/2016
player2.63%EN08/31/201631/08/2016
top striker2.63%EN05/31/201631/05/2016
Names Lang Count
Michael OlungaEN91.78%
Michael OlungaPT4.11%
Michael OlungaFR4.11%


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Sabri Lamouchi said ( about Michael Olunga ) : “Olunga deserves, of course, to be the man of the match. He’s a special player and his presence has helped us have a lot of attacking options,” External link

thepeninsulaqatar Friday, April 23, 2021 10:25:00 AM EAT

Sabri Lamouchi said ( about Michael Olunga ) : “Michael Olunga has just arrived and we welcome him. He needs time to adapt with us,” External link

thepeninsulaqatar Sunday, January 31, 2021 9:50:00 AM EAT

Frank Nuttal added ( about Michael Olunga ) : “By the way, many people used to tell me not pick him; that he wasn’t good enough; that he wouldn’t score goals! Thank goodness that I thought differently. "After one season, he moved to Sweden. He then transferred to China, Spain, Japan and now Qatar where he is currently playing in Fifa World Club Championship. He fully deserves and Kenya should be truly very proud of him. I certainly am! At 27, there’s a lot more to come from Michael. Keep it going big man!” External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, January 26, 2021 5:30:00 AM EAT

Bobby Williamson explained ( about Michael Olunga ) : "I've got every confidence he would be successful in England if he goes to the right team. Michael is a top intelligent lad and I am not surprised he is doing too well. I just happened to be the coach when he made his national team debut but any coach would have called him up because of his talent," "I would understand if he ends up in Qatar, the money he earns there will set him and his family up for life. He won't even need to be an engineer when he finishes playing football which is a short career" External link

allafrica Sunday, January 10, 2021 3:09:00 AM EAT

Jacob Mulee said ( about Michael Olunga ) : "We respect our opponents and we have to put our best feet forward and stop them from widening the gap at the top. The team doesn't look bad in terms of fitness despite most of the local players having limited training due to the restrictions which have been put in place to curb the spread of Covid-19," "I am glad there are no injuries in camp. However, we will miss Olunga whom we learnt of his unavailability a week ago and have been working to fill his void. We cannot cry over spilt milk. I will work with the available players" External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, November 11, 2020 2:16:00 PM EAT

Jacob Mulee told ( about Michael Olunga ) : "Michael can't travel because he is under isolation for 10 days but without him, we have to find a solution and we shall try our best," External link

kenyastar Monday, November 9, 2020 12:10:00 PM EAT

Amina Mohamed said ( about Michael Olunga ) : "Every child is now singing Matasi, every striker wants to be like Olunga," "Collectively, you have shown yourselves as the best squad to ever represent the country. The government is putting in place the necessary institutional, regulatory and policy framework needed to promote talent discovery and training in the country" External link

nation-ke Wednesday, July 3, 2019 6:40:00 AM EAT

Sébastien Migné said ( about Michael Olunga ) : "I am happy because atleast I have my full squad in camp. This is good for me and my staff because now we can work tactically," "It is risky playing Olunga in the first eleven because he travelled overnight from Japan. But he could come on as a second-half substitute" External link

kenyastar Saturday, June 8, 2019 2:10:00 PM EAT

Sébastien Migné said ( about Michael Olunga ) : "I am happy because atleast I have my full squad in camp. This is good for me and my staff because now we can work tactically," "It is risky playing Olunga in the first eleven because he travelled overnight from Japan. But he could come on as a second-half substitute" External link

nation-ke Friday, June 7, 2019 6:48:00 AM EAT

John Kamau said ( about Michael Olunga ) : “Wherever I have been, I am fond of producing top strikers, the likes of Kepha Aswani, Olunga and many others,” External link

nation-ke Monday, March 11, 2019 1:22:00 PM EAT