Michael Olunga has revealed what it is like to be playing week in and out with Brazilian superstar Philippe Coutinho.
Harambee Stars captain Michael Olunga has revealed what it is like to have on loan Aston Villa star Philippe Coutinho as a his teammate at Al Duhail.
Coutinho signed for the club in September as a loan player to add creativity to the team and offer Olunga a chance to add more goals to his already impressive tally for the reigning Qatari Stars League (QSL) champions.
07:33 - 17.11.2023
Kenyan fans have called for major changes in the wake of Harambee Stars’ loss to Gabon after watching Engin Firat’s men collapse in the second half of their 2026 World Cup qualifier.
Olunga has run out of superlatives to describe the former Liverpool and Barcelona midfielder, terming him as truly “one of the best” and most “technically gifted” playmakers in world football.
“It is really nice and amazing,” Olunga said when quizzed about how it is like to play with the former Liverpool star.
05:30 - 16.11.2023
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“We call him the little magician. One of the best number 10s and a very technically gifted player. It is amazing to play with him to share the locker room and I hope we can continue the good chemistry we have with him at club level.”
Meanwhile, the former Gor Mahia forward has revealed how “good” it was to share a pitch with some of football’s finest players during their double-headed Asian Champions League encounter against Al Nassr in October.
08:33 - 17.11.2023
Kenya sit at the bottom of Group F following the Gabon loss which offered vital lessons.
“It was good to share the pitch with these kinds of players, Ronaldo, Mane, Talisca, Laporte, you know, all these kinds of big players, and also the environment, you know, going to play in full stadiums, World Cup stadiums as well.
“It is a fantastic experience any player would wish and these are the kind of moments you want to be part of as a player.”
07:20 - 14.11.2023
Harambee Stars coach Engin Firat defends Michael Olunga, suggests critics try PlayStation if they don't understand his performance.
Olunga signed for Al Duhail in 2021 and has gone on to achieve significant success at the club, including winning three out of four possible trophies last season.
“We want to compete. Last year, we won three out of four titles. Of course, there is a challenge this year but we are hopeful that we are going to retain a few titles if not all of them.
17:00 - 13.11.2023
FOOTBALL Firat blasts ignorant Kenyans for ‘destroying’ Omala in race for Harambee Stars starting berth
The Harambee Stars coach expressed his displeasure at Kenyan fans who have been pushing for captain Michael Olunga to be dropped in favour of Gor Mahia forward Benson Omala
“The team is coming up really well and we are sure that we are going to compete to the last stages of all competitions.”