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Frugal Michael Olunga celebrates 23rd birthday in style – PHOTOS

Kenya’s brightest football prospect turned 23 on Sunday, and he capped this special moment by scoring two goals in an international friendly against the Democratic Republic of Congo.

What’s more, Micheal Ogada Olunga was suprised with a birthday cake prepared for him by Football Kenya Federation at the national team’s training camp.

Donning a dotted shirt and dark blue pants, the lanky forward seemed excited as he cut the green cake in the presence of Harambee Stars coaches Stanley Okumbi and Mike Otieno, plus an unidentified beauty.

‘PLEASANT SURPRISE’

“This is a pleasant suprise and I thank FKF for preparing this lovely cake. I am thankful for my experiences and career and look forward to more success on the pitch and my studies. I thank my family, coaches, friends and fans for all the support.” Olunga said.

PHOTO | COURTESY
PHOTO | COURTESY

Since bursting onto the scene at Gor Mahia two seasons ago, Olunga is now considered the safest bet to replace Dennis Oliech as the country’s most potent striker.

The former Kenyan Premier League Player of the Year made a name in Sweden’s top flight league, before he made a record move to China reportedly worth Sh2 billion.

Last Thursday, Olunga also scored a brilliant solo goal against Uganda in yet another friendly, and looks set to – alongside Jesse Were – lead Kenya’s attack in the forthcoming 2019 Africa Nations Cup qualifiers which begin with a game away to Sierra Leone in June.