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Arnold Origi officially enlists in the ‘Green Army’

Kenyan international goalkeeper, Arnold Origi, is rooting for Gor Mahia to reclaim this season’s SportPesa Premier League title.

Origi made this confession on his official Twitter account on Saturday, the same day the nine month competition commenced as Nzoia Sugar thrashed defending champions Tusker 5-2 in the opening game played at the Afraha Stadium in Nakuru County.

Origi, who is first cousin to Liverpool star striker Divock, and plies his trade for Norway’s top flight club Lillestrom made the revelation through a tweet.

Origi’s father, Austin Oduor, played for and captained the 15-time Kenyan Premier League champions for many years in the 1980s.

Meanwhile, Gor Mahia will open their campaign for the new season against debutants Kariobangi Sharks at the Thika Stadium on Sunday.

Sharks’ new signing, Ibrimma Sanneh, is confident his side will cause an upset.


“Personally I am excited the league is finally starting, because I have been longing to start playing regularly and scoring goals. We can win this match if we remain focused and unsettle them early,” the Gambian player said.

Gor coach Ze Maria could hand a league debut to Rwandan anchorman Jean Baptiste Mugiraneza, who joined the team from Azam FC in July, for this clash.

The other Rwandans in Gor Mahia’s camp, Meddie Kagere, Jacques Tuyisenge and Karim Nziyigimana could also make the starting line up.

Sharks who finished second to Nzoia United in the National Super League last term, have been promoted alongside Zoo Kericho and Nakumatt.