'Ghost': Michael Olunga needs time to bang in goals in China

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Kenyan forward Michael Olunga will be a star in Chinese Super League, says 'Ghost'

Former Harambee Stars coach Jacob ‘Ghost’ Mulee has explained that Kenyan striker Michael Olunga will soon start scoring many goals for his Chinese Super League side Guizhou Zhicheng.

The striker ditched Swedish Premier League side Djurgardens IF in January for China where he made his debut in April but has not managed to score many goals as expected by many of his fans.

So far, he has only scored once (against Guangzhou R&F) from six matches, a situation (failure to score goals) which can be compared to that of another lucrative signing Carlos Tevez, who joined Shanghai Shenhua from Boca Juniors at the same period. The former Manchester United, Manchester City and Juventus star has also scored one goal and featured in five matches for his Chinese side.

However, ‘Ghost’, who is Olunga’s mentor and contributor in his entire career, believes that the former Gor Mahia ace will never disappoint his fans. He explains that Olunga is usually a slow starter wherever he goes but picks up to emerge the most lethal striker in whatever league he plays.

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"I know Olunga very well. He takes time to settle down but once he does that he scores week in week out. You know, he didn’t get enough time to train with his new club in pre-season period and that’s why he has not shown what he is made of so far.

"All in all, I’m not worried at all. I know he will score many goals in the season and I can bet that he will be the darling of fans. Just give him time and watch this space," he told Goal.

Guizhou Zhicheng are currently placed at position 11 from nine matches played.

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