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Red Hot Michael Olunga Scores Twice to Continue his Hunt for Golden Boot Crown

Prolific Harambee Stars striker Michael Olunga continued his rich vein of form as he scored two goals as Kashiwa Reysol beat Yokohama FC 3-0 on Saturday.

His brace took him to 19 goals this season.

His side, Kashiwa Reysol bouncing back to last week’s defeat now sit at position six in the J1 League standings.


Olunga has now scored 19 goals in 20 league games majing him the leading goal scorer, ahead of Kashima Antlers’s Everaldo who has 11 goals this season.

Olunga opened the scoring for Reysol in the fourth minute with a clinical low finish after racing onto a long ball planted behind the Yokohama defense by Brazilian midfielder Cristiano.

He then made it 2-0 for Reysol in the 76th minute finishing off an assist from Naoki Kawaguchi.

The Japanese midfielder lifted the ball to Olunga at the edge of the box, the Kenyan forward taking it away from his marker with a deft touch before firing it into the bottom left corner.

Reysol then creamed the victory in added time through substitute Hidekazu Otani who had on the pitch for just three minutes.

Reysol play Yokohama FM on Wednesday, October 7 in the semi-finals of the Japan League cup before hosting Vissel Kobe on Saturday, October 10 for their league match.

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