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Boniface Ambani throws weight behind Michael Olunga

17:17 BST 10/08/2018
AFC Leopards U-20 coach Boniface Ambani
Several clubs in Europe were in the race to sign the former Gor Mahia striker but he opted for Japan

​Former Kenyan striker Boniface Ambani has come to the defence of Michael Olunga after his move to the Japanese league.

The towering striker has penned a three-year contract to sign for Japan's top division side Kashiwa Reysol that will see him take home close to Sh11 million a month.

But a section of Kenyan fans did not welcome the move, coming just after he completed a successful loan spell in the La Liga with Girona FC.

But Ambani, who also played professional football with the likes of Yanga in Tanzania, is of the opinion that sometimes what matters is what you take home rather than the profile of the league or even the club one plays for.

“I support Olunga one hundred percent. Make hay while the sun shines,” Ambani said in a statement obtained by Goal.

“I never bothered where I used to play. What bothered me was ‘can I comfortably feed my family?’. As long as you can make your coins and when you retire you retire peacefully, no problem.”

Several clubs in Europe were in the race to sign the former Gor Mahia striker but he opted for Japan to end his short stay in China with Guizhou Zhicheng.