Olunga Bags Golden Boot In Qatar

Kenyan International Striker Michael Olunga
Kenyan International Striker Michael Olunga
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Kenyan international Michael Olunga has won the Golden Boot of the Qatar League after the Al Duhail 2-1 loss for the hosts at the Suhaim bin Hamad Stadium on Wednesday, May 18.

Olunga finished the season with 24 goals for Al Duhail earning him the Mansour Muftah award and Ghanaian striker Andre Ayew came in second.

Ayew who formerly played for Swansea and West Ham United ended the season with 15 goals making it a nine-goal difference with Olunga.

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Olunga however missed out on the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the year accolade which went to Al Sadd’s Akram Afif.

Akram Afif scored 14 goals and provided 17 assists earning him the most valuable player title for the season of the Asian league.

Affif's teammate Baghdad Bounedjah came in as third-best scorer with 13 goals.

Olunga’s Al Duhail finished second with Affif's Al Saad clinching the Qatar Stars League title with 62 points in the 12-team league season.

The award makes it the second Olunga Golden Boot award after winning the most upcoming top scorer in 2021 in his stint with Japanese side Kashiwa Reysol.

The Harambee Stars captain scored four goals in the season’s Champions League to help his team qualify for the 16th time. They have a fixture against Al Rayyan which Colombian star James Rodriguez plays for.

Before going International the 28-year-old played for Tusker FC, Thika United, and Gor Mahia in the Kenya  Premier League.