Gor Mahia striker Michael Olunga has attracted more interest with South African club Bidvest Wits becoming the latest team to want the forward.
Bidvest, who missed out on the signature of Kenyan international Allan Wanga, have laid out a Sh12million a year contract for Olunga. “We got an email from Bidvest offering to pay Olunga a Sh1million per month salary for an initial period of one year. We are looking at the offer but no decision has been made yet,” one of Olunga’s handlers exclusively told Goal on Wednesday.
The handler has however, ruled out the player going to Tanzania and insisted that they are looking at taking him to Europe when the right time comes. Tanzanian giants Simba SC and Yanga FC have both showed interest in the player with the former offering Sh2million transfer fee.
“We are very categorical that he will not play in Tanzania. His standards are higher than what we see in that league and our best bet is Europe.”
Olunga, who is currently in Tanzania with Gor Mahia for Cecafa Kagame Cup, has already been advised by former international Boniface Ambani not to ditch K’Ogalo for Tanzanian league. Ambani, who played for Yanga said, “I believe he can manage the pressure that comes with playing in Tanzania and I am not surprised that Simba want him.
“However, my advice is that he takes his time before making such a move. He needs to stay in Kenya for at least two seasons before going professional.”
He added: “The biggest danger we have had with local players is that they rush to turn professional. For Olunga’s case, he needs to grow and become mature first. He should not rush. He needs to build himself in the national team first.”