Kenyan Striker Michael Olunga Fires Al Duhail to Amir Cup Final

Kenyan Striker Michael Olunga Fires Al Duhail to Amir Cup Final

  • Michael Olunga's Al-Duhail have booked a place in the final of the Amir Cup following their 3-2 win over Al Sadd
  • The Harambee Stars skipper was on target during the Monday clash, with Ferjani Sassi scoring a brace
  • Al-Duhail are now scheduled to battle Al-Gharafa in the final of the tournament set for Friday, March 18

Kenyan international Michael Olunga played a key role as Al-Duhail edged Al Sadd 3-2 to secure a place in the final of the Amir Cup.

Al-Duhail headed into the clash on the back of a successful season that saw them finish second on the Qatar Stars League standings.

Al-Duhail celebrate after reaching the final of the Amir Cup. Photo: Twitter/@OgadaOlunga.
Al-Duhail are now scheduled to battle Al-Gharafa in the final of the tournament set for Friday, March 18. Photo: @OgadaOlunga.
Source: Twitter

But having missed out on the league title to Al Sadd, Luis Castro's men were desperate to secure progress to the final for a chance to end the season with a trophy.

Michael Olunga on the scoresheet vs Al Sadd

Olunga, who has been in hot form for the Qatari club was integral in Al-Duhail's vital win over their archrivals during the Monday evening, March 14, semi as he was among the goalscorers.

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Ferjani Sassi scored the opener for the visitors inside seven minutes of action before Ghanaian Andre Ayew drew Al Sadd level in the 33rd minute.

However, Olunga ensured his side goes into the break with the advantage as he made it 2-1 on the stroke of the first half.

Al Sadd were later in the 71st minute reduced to 10 men after Pedro Miguel was sent off before Sassi completed his brace on the evening with 10 minutes left on the clock.

Baghdad Bounedjah drew one back for the hosts at the death, but it was not enough to stop them from crashing out.

Who will Al-Duhail face in the final?

Olunga's Al-Duhail will now face off against Al-Gharafa in the final of the tournament set for Friday, March 18.

Castro's men will be hoping to ease past Al-Gharafa for a chance to win the tournament they last won in 2019.

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Raila Odinga to watch Arsenal in action

Earlier, Sports Brief reported Raila Odinga will be among thousands of fans who will turn up at the Emirates to watch Arsenal in action against Liverpool.

The Kenyan presidential hopeful flew out of the country on Sunday evening, March 13, shortly after he was declared Azimio La Umoja's candidate.

Odinga, who is an ardent Arsenal supporter will be hoping the Gunners will secure a favourable result during the clash to increase their chances of qualifying for the Champions League.

Source: SportsBrief.com