Olunga Closes Season as Djugarden’s Topscorer

Kenyan international striker, Michael Olunga, wrapped up his debut season in the Swedish topflight in style, scoring twice and providing two assists as his Djurgarden side romped to a 5-2 win away to GIF Sundsvall.

Noah Sonko-Sundberg lit up the Norrporten Arena by scoring the hosts’ opener inside 9 minutes but Olunga pulled level five minutes later. Othman El Kabir’s 36th minute goal gave Djurgarden a 2-1 lead which they extended courtesy of Olunga who grabbed his second of the match and 12th of the season 10 minutes after the restart.

Peter Wilson pulled one back for Sundsvall at the hour mark but Tino Kadewere, who assisted Olunga’s opener, received the same favor from the Kenyan who put the Zimbabwean through for the fourth goal in the 69th minute.

Olunga also had a hand in the final goal of the game, laying it on the platter for Magnus Eriksson who calmly slotted home the fifth. A comprehensive win for Djurgarden it ended as they moved up three spots to finish 7th in the Allsvenskan with 43 points.

The twin goals saw Olunga finish the season as the club’s leading goalscorer 12 goals, two of them from the spot. That placed him fifth in the golden boot race which was won by Nigeria’s John Owoeri with 17 goals.

The league title went to Malmo FF who finished on 66 points with AIK and Norrkoping six points behind.

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