13 Aug, 11:33
Chinese Super League side Guizhou Zhicheng might as well be sitting pretty with the decision to demote players deemed surplus to requirement, to the team reserves.
Michael Olunga and Ally Ghazal were the notable victims of the demotion' of a move ostensibly made to enhance the team's competitiveness as it look to secure a top league survival.
The singling out of the African pair and the subsequent replacing them with two experienced players from La Liga was soon under perspective of a club quest to negotiate through a stringent qouta rule in the Chinese top league.
Apparently, the club seems to be moving on well if their on pitch performance is anything to by.
Ahead of their game against Guanzhou R&F, The CSL new comers are on back of a three-game winning streak.
Gregorii Manzano's decision on the Spanish duo is proving justified. The club owner must be happy for good reasons but this should be at the detriment of any team member. Infortunately, at the moment it seems the case with the prolonged wait on fate of Michael Olunga.
Time to move?
Egyptian Ghazal has already joined MLS side White Caps, it's only fair that the club allows the players to do the same on moving on either on a loan stints or permanently on career related grounds
At 23 and armed with a remarkable record beyond the confines of Kenyan football and a full-season in Sweden's Allsveskan league, Olunga ought to be playing at level that befits his caliber, if he is to achieve his full potential in next five years.
Make a move
Even as it remain unclear if Zhicheng is willing to sell or allow for a club to take up the Kenyan on loan, one thing is clear; the striker is in agood shape for a mere kick about with the reserves and should make a move.
The striker was last linked with a switch to Turkish club, Osmanlispor.
Read: Olunga heading to Turkey
Amid reports of his plummeting market value, the players representatives should by now be fast tracking an exit plan for the striker, barring any underlying contractual hindrance