Olunga named in Asian Football Association dream team

Celebrated Harambee Stars captain Michael Olunga has been named the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Champions League 2021-2022 Team of the Tournament.

The Al Duhail centre-forward was on Friday named by AFC up front alongside Brazilian striker Leandro Damiao from Kawasaki Frontale in the tournament’s Best XI.

While naming Olunga among the finest 11, AFC said his average scoring was 8.2 for second place behind Modou Barrow (8.7)

Olunga played 519 minutes and had 29 shots out of which nine ended up in the net.

The goalkeeper of the tournament is FC Goa’s Dheeraj Singh. Hong Chul (Ulsan Hyundai), Oleksiy Larin (FC Istikol), Tiago (Cerezo Osaka) and Mohamed Al-Bura (Al Hilal Saudi) were voted as the best defenders, with Cesinha (Daegu FC), Yasuto Wakizaka and Kento Tachibanada from Kawasaki Frontale along with Barrow (Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors) emerging the best midfielders.

Olunga topped the scoring charts in the 2021 AFC Champions League with nine goal.

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