I WAS SOLD FOR 769 MILLION, AND DIDN'T GET ANY MONEY' FOOTBALL PLAYER OLUNGA REVEALS.

by Beatrice Ambasa
July 1, 2021

Celebrated football player Michael Olunga has made a big revelation about his soccer career.

The player stated that he was sold for Sh769 million, the transfer that saw him join Qatari club Al-Duhail and yet, he did not receive a dime.


Speaking during an exclusive interview with media personality Jalang'o, Olunga explained that players do not have rights to transfer fees paid by clubs.


"The club has invested in you and it needs to recoup the money like any other business," the footballer said. 


The 26-year-old striker left Kashiwa Reysol of Japan in January 2021 after two seasons in the country. He scored 61 goals in about 72 matches at the club.


Reysol had bought him for Sh200 million and sold him for Sh700 million.


"I played the season's final game on January 4, and boarded a flight to Kenya but on the way I was called to Qatar and the next day I had signed the contract," he revealed.


Al-Duhali had the option of negotiating the transfer fee but opted to buy out his contract.


By the time news broke that Olunga had moved to Qatar, he had already been included in the club's lineup for the next game.