Olunga scores twice in club league match win


Kenyan international Michael Olunga struck twice in either half to gift his club Djurgårdens IF with a win against Helsingborg in the Swedish top flight division.

It took the striker just an hour to register his name on the scoresheet. Olunga who was paired with Zimbabwean Tino Kadewere in attack applied a cool finish to a pass from his partner who had robbed their opponents of possession before setting him up.

And it came as a relief for the team who had seen an effort from Olunga miss target in the fifth minute before an assist to Alexander Faltsetas also came off the cross bar 20 minutes later.

With just two points keeping them above the relegation zone, the hosts came back from the break with renewed energy which paid off in the 66th minute when defender Peter Larsson scored from a corner.

But Olunga had other ideas.

The former Gor Mahia striker restored his team’s lead almost instantly when he nodded home a cross from Kebba Cessay on the right.

The brace lifts his season tally to ten goals so far.

The win also helped Djurgardens end a recent bad spell of four win-less matches.

But coach Mark Dempsey will be concerned ahead of their next match against Kacken on Monday with Olunga suspended for the home game after being booked in yesterday’s fixture.

The Kenyan tried to delay the game with their hosts chasing for an equalizer and was duly booked by the referee.


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