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Harambee Stars Captain Michael Olunga Wins His First Trophy in Qatar

Harambee Stars striker Michael Olunga guided his side of Al Duhail to win the 2022 Amir Cup his first trophy since singing for the Qatar Super League side from Japanese Side Kashiwa Reysol in January 2021.

Olunga was in prolific form on the night bagging a goal as Al Duhail served Al Gharafa a 5-1 beating at the Khalifa International Stadium on Friday night to win the cup.

The Harambee Stars captain scored his side’s second goal in the 18th minute after his teammate Edmilson Junior had broken the deadlock just after five minutes.

PHOTO/Michael Olunga

The game headed into the break, Al Duhail leading 2-0 and confident of adding some silverware in their trophy cabinet.

After the restart, Ahmed Alaa Eldin got Al Gharafa’s consolation after Almoez Ali had added a third for Al Duhail who later went on to score two more goals through Ferjani Sassi and Abdeirahman Moustafa to win the final with a convincing score line of 5-1.

“Champions. Proud of the collective effort of the team. God above all,” Olunga captioned a photo of him holding the cup.

This is Olunga’s first trophy in his 13 months in Qatar and a fourth Amir Cup title for Al Duhail having won the 2016, 2018 and 2019 editions.

The goal was Olunga’s 13th in 2022 the 27-year-old Kenyan having already won the Qatari Stars League Golden Boot after scoring 23 four goals.

Olunga and his team finished the league second on the 12-team log with 47 points from 22 points as Al Sadd defended the title with a whopping 62 points, after winning 20 of the 22 games, drawing two with no single loss.

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