Michael Olunga has made La Liga history for being the first ever Kenyan player to score a hat trick in the Spanish league.
The 23-year-old footballer helped his current club Girona FC beat Las Palmas 6-0 last Saturday, prompting President Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga to congratulate the player unreservedly.They both thanked him for representing the country so well on an international level.
The score also makes him the first ever Girona FC player to score a hat trick in La Liga.
Carol Radull, arguably Kenya’s most vocal voice on football was not left behind in congratulating Olunga. She took to Instagram, posted a photo of herself posing with the player and showered him with praise:
Congrats @ogadaolunga First Kenyan to score in #LaLiga and you make it a HATRICK! Because you can!!! Plus an assist. Well done! Girona beat Las Palmas 6-0. Olunga came on as a second half sub and scored on 57″ 70″ 79″. #Girona #LasPalmas #FootballKE #TheScoreKE
We do wish Olunga all the best in future games!