Olunga at the double as Al Duhail romp to huge win in Austria pre-season clash

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STARS ABROAD Olunga at the double as Al Duhail romp to huge win in Austria pre-season clash

Joel Omotto 12:00 - 27.07.2023

The Harambee Stars captain continued his fine form as he builds steam ahead of the new campaign.

Harambee Stars captain Michael Olunga extended his fine pre-season form when he netted a brace as his side Al Duhail romped to a 6-0 win over Austria Heiming on Wednesday night.

Olunga netted one of his two goals in the first half as Al Duhail took a 1-0 lead at the break before adding the second shortly after the interval.

Other second-half strikes from Sultan Al-Buraik, Rashid Al-Abdullah, Abdul Rahman Fahmu and Abdul Aziz Mohammad handed Hernan Crespo's men the huge win.

Al Duhail are on pre-season camp in Austria as Crespo gets his charges up to speed ahead of the new season where they hope to defend their title.

"Great outing," Olunga beamed after the match as he celebrated his two goals.

The brace came one week after Olunga opened the scoring for Al Duhail in their 3-2 win over Lusail City FC in their first pre-season match last Thursday before leaving for Austria.

While it's still early to judge, Olunga seems to be hitting top form just in time for the start of the new campaign.

Olunga had an impressive 2022-23 season, winning back-to-back Golden Boot awards, after bagging 22 goals while claiming his first Qatar Stars League title.

The striker was also the top scorer in the Ooredoo Cup with 10 goals, when Al-Duhail lifted the trophy, as well as the Qatar Cup, ending the season with 40 goals from 38 games in all competitions.