Michael Olunga opened his goal scoring account for Al Duhail with a hat-trick against Al Ahli in the Emir Cup.
The Kenyan striker had not scored for his new side in his first two games but he eventually announced himself to the Qatari football scene with three goals in the round of 16 match staged at the Grand Hamad Stadium Monday.
Olunga broke the deadlock from the spot with just six minutes on the board before hitting a brace with just two minutes to the break.
He then completed his first hat trick in Qatar in the 68th minute to take his tally to three goals in three games for his new club.
Olunga joined Al Duhail from Japanese League side Kashiwa Reysol on a €7 million fee.
He won the Golden Boot after topping the J1 League top scoring chart last season besides being voted the league’s Most Valuable Layer, a first for an African player in Japan.
Edmilson Junior hit a brace with Luis Ceara scoring the other goal for Al Duhail who cruised to a comfortable 6-0 victory.