Agents battle over Olunga after Chinese link

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Agents skirmish over Kenyan striker Michael Olunga following the announcement of a lucrative deal

Harambee Stars striker Michael Olunga is the talk of the day in Sweden with two persons claiming to be his agents.

Things were silent before his stellar performance with IF Djurgardens in 2016 but now that he is the centre of attraction from various club across Africa, Asia and Europe, agents are clashing to manage him.

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On Friday, Patrick Dark spoke on the player’s behalf confirming a lucrative move to join Chinese side Hengfeng Guizhou Zhicheng FC and barely a day after, another agent in Lance Davids has come out to condemn Dark’s interference threatening to take legal actions over the same.

He asserts that he is the legal representative of the former Gor Mahia player and that anyone purporting to be associated with the player in management matters is only being unrealistic. “I and my company have the exclusive mandate for the player. Thus, I can only speak as his agent, and it's me and my company who have the authority to do business involving this player.

“Where was Patrick Dark a year ago? Did he even know who Olunga was? Where was Dark six months ago, when Olunga played 14 matches in the league without scoring in Djurgarden? Now after Olunga scored twelve goals in 13 games he suddenly pops up from nowhere.

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“This is sad, especially for me as a former Djurgården player, I have great respect for the club. But I and my company have an agreement with the player, and the agreement must be respected. We will not give in on that point.

“If  Dark insists on his statement that  he is the player's agent, I will not hesitate, we will take this forward legally,” David told FotbollDirekt.

Olunga joined Djurgardens in early 2016 on a four-year contract.

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