Olunga rallies fans to come out and support Stars
Olunga promises fireworks on Sunday against Ethiopia
With the Ministry of Sports through Cabinet Secretary Rashid Echesa announcing that Saturday’s African Cup of Nations qualifier against Ethiopia will be free of charge, striker Michael Olunga has urged fans to turn out in large numbers and shout their voices hoarse to ensure the team wins.
Olunga says the players will do their best to replicate the job on the pitch, saying they have no option but to win and move closer to make it to the Cup of Nations.
“I think it is something positive especially looking at how the Ethiopians filled their stadium. The atmosphere was great and intimidating and any player wants to play under such an atmosphere. The fans should turn out in numbers and we promise that we will deliver on the pitch,” the Japan based striker said.
He says the team is ready to tackle Ethiopia, though he knows it will not be a walk in the park with the Walia Ibex also proving from the first leg that they are a team to reckon with.
“Ethiopia were very dangerous when we played against them in Bahir Dar and it is not a team we can take lightly. It will be 90 minutes on the pitch and we urge our fans to come out and support us and we will represent them with a result,” said Olunga.
The striker has so far scored one goal from the three qualifiers, the lone goal in the 2-1 loss to Sierra Leone while he forced an own goal off Ghana in last month’s game.
Against Ethiopia, he was limited in chances especially because of the game approach and had only one shot at goal.
However, against the Walias in Nairobi, Olunga has promised to shake the net.