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Comparisons Between Oliech And Olunga Which Explain Who Is The Best

Both Dennis Oliech and Michael Olunga are the best strikers Kenya has ever produced.Although Olunga took over after Oliech retired from international football in 2016, Oliech's legacy is still remembered among Harambee Stars fans and Kenya at large.In this article,we have come up with their in depth analysis which will help you select your best.

Age

Oliech was born on 2 February 1985 in Mathare, Nairobi and so he is currently 36 years old.

Olunga was born on 26 March 1994 in Nairobi and so he is 27 years old.

Clubs They Have Played For

Oliech began his senior career in 2003 in Qatar's Al-Arabi.After two years he moved to France where he played for top tier sides Nantes,Auxerre and Ajaccio.In 2015 he went back to Arab but this time round to Dubai where he played for Dubai CSC before coming back to Kenya to conclude his footballing career with Gormahia.

Olunga began his senior career at Liberty Sports Academy in 2012 who gave him out on loan to Tusker FC,Thika United and Gormahia before going international thereafter.His professionalism began in Djurgardens IF (Sweden) then to Guizhou Zhicheng (China),Girona (Spain), Kashiwa Reysol (Japan) and currently Al Duhail SC (Qatar).

Total Number Of Goals

Oliech between 2003 to 2019, he played in Six clubs with more than 200 appearances in the clubs.He managed to score a total of 54 goals.In the national team, between 2002-2016 Oliech was featured in 76 games scoring a total of 34 Goals which makes him Harambee Stars all time top scorer.

In the nine clubs Olunga has played for,he has managed a total of 149 goals his highest number of goals in a single club being 58 goals while at Kashiwa Reysol which he managed in two seasons.In the national team, from 2016 to date, Olunga has scored a total of 18 goals.

Individual Awards

Oliech

CECAFA cup golden boot 2002

Olunga

Kenya Premier League (KPL) golden boot 2015

KPL Player Of The Year 2015

J league (Japan) golden boot 2020

J league MVP 2020

Records

Oliech

Harambee Stars all time top scorer

Only Kenyan to have ever played in France ligue 1

Olunga

First African footballer to win the J league MVP award

First Kenyan to score a hat-rick in Laliga (Girona against Las Palmas in 2018)

Judgement

This is readers choice between the two top strikers.Who do you think is Kenyas finest striker?Feel free to share your views on the comment section and remember to share and follow for more news.

Content created and supplied by: Jeremy.jerom (via Opera News )

Dennis Oliech Liberty Sports Academy Michael Olunga Oliech Olunga

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