Michael Olunga made his first appearance for the Al Duhail Qatari champions in the Qatar Stars League. Olunga was accorded the number 26 jersey.
The match between Al Duhail and Al Sadd saw a defeat of the champions Al Duhail with a 3-1 match. Al Sadd, currently coached by a former Barcelona star, Xavi, extended their lead at the top by 11 points.
During the match, Almoez Ali for the team Al Duhail managed to score through a penalty but the team could not manage to get a win or draw before the match ended.
However, as the game continued, Michael Olunga was replaced by Khaled Mohammed an hour and six minutes later.
Olunga joined the Qatari champion league Al Duhail from Japanese league this year. The revelation was made public after the QSL News leaked a photo of Olunga wearing an Al Duhail jersey.
In addition, the Japanese league accepted the bid of about Ksh933 million from Al Duhail for the 26-year-old Kenyan. Olunga was able to finish top for the Japanese league. He scored 28 goals and made a number of 32 appearances. This prompted him to earn a historic golden boot that would mark him as the best player in Africa. In addition, Olunga is the first football player in Africa to be awarded a golden boot.
In September 2020, the 26-year-old was named the league’s Most Valuable Player after he scored 15 goals in 15 different games. The league had managed to hold the fifth position on table standings.