Kenya striker continued his spectacular form as Kashiwa were defeated 2-1 in their Sunday match against Sagan Tosu.
were suspended from J1 league due to six positive COVID-19 tests taken from their squad. The Japanese side couldn’t participate in any matches from late October until they continued their J1 League campaign with their Sunday clash againstSagan Tosu
. The first goal of the game was scored byDaichi Hayashi
and Sagan Tosu managed to widen the gap by another goal fromFuchi Honda
scored in the 87th minute but it wasn’t enough for Kashima to scape defeat. It was the Kenyan’s 24th goal of the season which is currently the competition’s best goal scorer after 27 games. The former Thika United striker was praised by Kenya national team coach Jacob Mulee despite his absence in the Africa Cup of Nations qualifier match against Comor due to injury.
“Olunga is a top striker, we all know him and we all know what he can do, and if you look at the chances we created, both in Kenya and away in Comoros, he could have scored a couple of goals,” Mulee told Goal.
“He [Olunga] is a striker who uses half a chance to score goals, so I must admit we missed his services a lot, he can turn a half-chance to score, he can score from nowhere, we really missed him.
“He is the engine of the team, Olunga is our key striker and his absence was indeed a blow but like I said before, we don’t have to cry over spilt milk, we must accept and move on and if possible use what we have.”
Kenya will play against Egypt and Togo in their remaining Group G matches.