Olunga wants to be ‘first Kenyan to score in La Liga’

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Buoyed by a brace in his unofficial debut, Girona and Kenyan international forward Michael Olunga is now looking forward to scoring in La Liga.

Olunga joined Spain top-flight club Girona last week on a one season loan deal from Chinese Super League outfit Guizhou Zhicheng.

He becomes the second Kenyan, after MacDonald Mariga (who had a loan spell at Real Sociedad in the 2011/2012 season, playing 14 games) to compete in La Liga.

His confidence boosted with having netted two goals after coming on as a second half substitute in a friendly win on Monday, Olunga is now excited about the prospect at competing against some of the world's best players.

"It has been my dream to play in the La Liga and it had been my dream since I arrived in Europe that in three years time I would be rubbing shoulders with some of the best players in the world and here I have the opportunity. It is a great feeling to be honest," he was quoted saying by the CapitalFM website.

"I thank everyone who has supported me in my journey and in this new challenge, I will not disappoint," the former Gor Mahia, Tusker and Thika United striker continued.
"It was a great opportunity to start life at the club and now I believe I have my work cut out. Scoring a brace just made it sweeter. The biggest challenge now is to replicate that form in the league and my dream is to become the first Kenyan to score in La Liga.
"It is my dream to make a huge mark here. This is a bigger platform with a bigger opportunity and I really pray I achieve it," he concluded.

Olunga could make his league debut in Sunday's match away to Athletic Bilbao. 
The 23-year-old has already fired in 14 goals in 27 appearances for the Harambee Stars national side while he netted 13 times in 28 matches during a season at Djugardens in the Swedish top division.