Girona’s Olunga becomes first Kenyan to score La Liga hat-trick


Kenya forward Michael Olunga is on loan at Girona from Chinese club Guizhou HengfengGirona forward Michael Olunga made history on Saturday, becoming the first Kenyan to score a hat-trick in Spain’s La Liga as they beat Las Palmas 6-0.Olunga came off the bench to score in the 57th, 70th and 79th minutes as he became the first player to record a top-flight treble for Girona in their debut season in La Liga.It was also the club’s biggest win at this level.23-year-old Olunga is on loan at Girona from Chinese club Guizhou Zhicheng. Girona were ahead at half-time through a Cristhian Stuani penalty when Olunga – who has been used sparingly since joining at the start of the season – was sent on for the second half in place of the Uruguayan.The Kenya international turned in a Johan Mojica cross to double Girona’s lead, and he was then involved in the build-up to Borja Garcia’s goal.Defensive errors from Las Palmas allowed Olunga to make it 4-0 before he set up Cristian Portu for the fifth goal.Olunga was then left with an easy finish to complete his hat-trick 11 minutes from the end.

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