Michael Olunga and Jua Cali's Twitter beef resurrected after World Cup opener

Michael Olunga and Jua Cali's Twitter beef resurrected after World Cup opener

Side by side image of Michael Olunga and Jua Cali

Open Twitter, go to the search bar and then type 'Buda unacheza na mafala'. There will be a stream of tweets accompanied by laugh emojis but while the statement is starting to gain currency, many are still confused about why it's leaving Twitter in shambles. I'll explain.

Now, on September 10, 2022, Kenyan footballer Michael Olunga posted a short video of him scoring a hat-trick for his team Al  Duhail SC in Qatar.

The former Kashiwa Reysol forward scored a hat-trick as Al Duhail defeated Qatar Sporting Club 3-0 in the Qatar Stars League on September 9.

The Al Duhail SC defender, who has been performing soccer magic since he joined the Qatari team, may have not expected his little video to cause the amount of attention and lead to the amount of mockery he would eventually receive.

Legendary Kenyan Genge pioneer Jua Cali was one of the several celebrities who reacted to Olunga's video. The following day, Jua Cali Quote Tweeted Olunga's video, writing, 'Buda unacheza na mafala'.

Almost immediately, Olunga replied to Jua Cali's mean jab by tweeting a video of NRG radio presenter Natalie Githinji mocking Jua Cali's 'terrible' music, with the caption, 'VAR waves play on'.

The exchange didn't make much sense until last evening when it was hilariously resurrected after the Qatari national team was humiliatingly pummelled by Ecuador at the 2022 World Cup opener.

The poor display by the Maroons, who became the first host nation to lose an opening World Cup fixture, led people back to Jua Cali's September tweet as if to stamp the Genge legend's bashing of Qatari footballers as 'mafala' (unskilled, low-grade).

After the 2-0 loss at the fixture at Al Bayt Stadium, Twitter user @jamrick tweeted, “Buda, unacheza na mafala" will be forever legendary from today forthwith'.

The tweet has over a thousand likes.

Another Twitter user @piochebrio tweeted, "Now I understand Jua Cali" and added a laugh emoji. His tweet has close to 3,000 likes.

Another user @Archie_K tweeted, "Buda unacheza na mafala". Kenyan musician Jua Cali probably knew something we didn't know about Qatar players being shitty".

Thousands of Kenyans have now turned their attention to the supposed dexterity of Michael Olunga who has been scoring hat-trick after hat-trick in Qatar.

Last season, the 28-year-old Harambee Stars captain emerged as the top scorer in the league after notching 24 goals from 20 matches. So far in this campaign, the former Gor Mahia star has scored five league goals from seven appearances.

A few more reactions...

"Then you wonder why Michael Olunga is banging in goals left right and center in Qatar! Hat-tricks every weekend! There's no football in Qatar!" - @OtienoOtieno

"Any who wondered how Olunga gets a hat trick in 10 minutes, see people he plays against" - @WEpakan

"I've always been wondering how Olunga is scoring five goals in a match in Qatar... he might be an awesome player but Qatar is just a no for me" - @damiberondi


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