Harambee Stars Player Michael Olunga made history on Saturday after becoming the first Kenyan footballer to score in the Laliga.
Kenyans from all walks of life led by President Uhuru Kenyatta and NASA Leader Raila Odinga, took to social media to congratulate the Kenya boy for aiding his club Girona FC secure victory in the Spanish top league.
“Congratulations Michael @OgadaOlunga for making history as the first Kenyan footballer to score a goal in the @LaLiga; and the first player to score a hattrick for @GironaFC in the Spanish top league. Continue flying the #MagicalKenya flag high.” Reads President Uhuru’s Tweet
The president’s congratulatory message was received by Kenyans On Twitter Popularly Known as KOT with mixed reactions.
Olunga was among the first ones to react to the message by sending out his appreciations to the President.
“Thanks alot. I appreciate” reads Michael Olunga’s Tweet
Despite the President’s clear message, Cheeky Kenyans opted to keep the Conversation going by throwing in fun and ridiculous responses.
‘Make Monday A holiday… Oh sorry you’re not my President @RailaOdinga will declare it.” Wrote one user.’
Another one added “NASA people are shining even in Spain remember we have one also in Tottenham by the name Victor Wanyama and you have githeri man”
“Yet you have never given any serious sportsman commendation but happy to give Jacky Maribe and githeri man”
Raila’s message to Olunga was also subjected to mixed reactions by BY KOT.
“Congratulations to Kenyan born Michael Olunga on becoming the first @GironaFC player to score a hat-trick in the Spanish #LaLigaSantander. Today’s accomplishment by @OgadaOlungawill serve as an inspiration to all our young people and we are very proud of him. Well done Olunga” Reads Raila’s Tweet
Reactions on Uhuru’s Tweet