The Indepth Connection Between Origis and How Champions League Strengthened it

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It’s home sweet home. It’s where your heart is. It’s where you make it.

No matter what ‘home’ means to you, there is surely something nostalgic about the place we call home. It is true even with Liverpool star Divock Origi, who currently plays his international assignments for Belgium.

He is the son of former Kenyan professional footballer Mike Origi and his mother is Linda Adhiambo- typically from Luo tribe in Kenya.

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He is the second Kenyan to lift the Champions League trophy after Donald Mariga lifted the trophy on 16 March 2010 for Internazionale.

Origi played a key role for Liverpool in their second-leg of the Champions League semi-finals against Barcelona where he scored two goals of all the 4-0 defeat to the Blaugrana at Anfield.

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In a bid to appreciate him, Klopp brought in the Belgian international for Roberto Firminho who had not fully recovered from injury.

To prove his worth, Origi netted a last-gasp winner, a goal that sent Liverpool fans on frenzy.

The most notable thing after the Reds lifted the trophy was how Origi celebrated for his milestone.

With him was his cousin Arnold Origi who came to the field early enough just to watch Divock play the Champions League.

Who is Arnold Origi?

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Arnold Origi is a Kenyan professional footballer who retired from international duties in August 2017 and now plays only in club matches for Helsinki IFK.

The 35-year old goalkeeper is known to represent Kenya in international duties and was known as ‘Kenya one’

Origi, 35, in 2017 made it official to Football Kenya Federation (FKF) that he will no longer be available for national duty, after dropping his Kenyan passport and is now a Norwegian.

For close to four decades, the Origis dominated the Kenyan football landscape. From the legendary Austin Oduor (Origi’s father and former Harambee Stars and Gor Mahia great) to Uncle Gerald Origi, this football family has given so much to the country they so dearly loved, but in return, got nothing from their motherland.

Then there is Mike Okoth Origi, Arnold Origi’s uncle and father to Belgian international and Liverpool forward Divock Origi.

In fact, this family has produced some of Kenya’s finest football gems, so much so that if the Kenyan football history books are to be written, they would easily have a whole chapter to themselves.

Their dominance has been so great and their talent refined that it becomes practically difficult to pick out who among them is the football scion. Perhaps a toss of a coin would do.

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Arnold Origi and Divock Origi’s celebration after the Champions League on Saturday is what sparked the whole thing.

The two took several pictures while holding Europe’s elite trophy.


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