Kenyan International goalkeeper Arnold Origi initiates process of changing citizenship to Norway in a move similar to his uncle Mike Okoth a generation back in Belgium.
BY STEVE NJUGUNA
The Kenyan football fraternity was in shock and disarray when it was confirmed that long standing goalkeeper Arnold Origi was planning to seek dual citizenship between Norway and Kenya. This came on the back of an incident where Football Kenya Federation officials failed to send his release letter for the upcoming qualifier against Congo in Brazzaville on Sunday late and his club subsequently refused to let him attend the Harambee stars camp.
Harambee stars coach Bobby Williamson disclosed the news when talking to the press upon the squad’s return
“Origi has an issue with his passport. He is trying to acquire Norwegian citizenship and has had to take his passport to the (Norwegian) government so he cannot travel to Kenya.” said Williamson.
However, the drama did continue as Origi posted a controversial tweet that read’
“If someone in the federation wasn’t sloppy I would be in Nairobi preparing 4 (for) Congo. Shame they are covering up by giving out inaccurate info.”
Implying that somehow the Federation is at fault for his absence from the Harambee Stars camp.
The Harambee stars face Congo on Sunday in Brazzaville to begin their 2017 Africa Cup of Nations campaign.