Kashiwa Reysol forward Olunga and Barnsley left Back Oduor all netted as they Kenyan stars shine

  • After Wednesdays’ action at Japanese League 1(J1 league), Kashiwa Reysol and Harambee Stars forward Michael Olunga was on target once again as Kashiwa Reysol picked up a big 4-0 win against Urawa Reds.

Olunga found the back of the net in the 51st minute with Taiyo Koga providing him with a valuable assist. It was his second netting in the consecutive match after bagging a goal against Shonan Bellmare earlier after going for three matches without scoring since the J1 League resumed.

Kashiwa Reysol’s win at Saitama Stadium 2002 was second straight win after a 3-2 victory against Shonan Bellmare on July, 18th.

Olunga’s Wednesday goal was his fourth goal of the season when Olunga had broken a three-match goalless streak on 18th, July he exuded confidence that he had indeed regained his goalscoring touch.

“But of course it is a good feeling to get my scoring boots back again and I know now the gates are open,” he said.

“It is going to be a different ball game altogether and today (July 18) I scored two goals and I am looking forward to the upcoming games,” Olunga said earlier after scoring against Shonan Bellmare.

Meanwhile, later on, it was Kenyan wonder-kid Clarke Oduor’s time to shine after he came off the bench to net a 91st-minute winner for Barnsley as they defeated Said Benrahma’s Brentford 2-1 at Griffin Park to avoid relegation to the EFL League One.

Brentford headed into the match eyeing automatic promotion, but the 21-year-old scored his first senior goal at the death to ensure the Yorkshiremen will enjoy Championship football again next term.

The results prompted delirious celebrations from the traveling Barnsley team, all of whom piled on top of Oduor in delight after his maiden strike for the club while Brentford slumped to the turf in dismay and must now face the playoffs.

This match marked Oduor’s 16th Championship outing of the season, with the left-sider starting 12 matches and coming off the bench as a substitute in a further four matches.

It was a Kenyan stars week as Stars Skipper had already been voted the match of the man in the Major Soccer League (MLS) Is Back Tournament.

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