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Mariga rises from the ashes to sign deal with Italian club

Kenyan international midfielder McDonald Mariga has penned a six-moth contract with Italian Serie B side Unione Sportiva Latina Calcio.

The club on Monday announced on its official website that they were signing the veteran midfielder, who has had a niggling injury on a short term deal.

“The Us Latina Calcio announces that it has reached agreement to acquire the rights to the player MacDonald Mariga. The Kenyan midfielder joins the club on a contract until 30th June 2016,” the club said in a brief post on its portal.

In a picture posted in the club’s website, a jovial Mariga, dressed in the club’s blue and black coloured track jersey, is seen wearing a broad smile as he poses for the cameras at the team’s training ground as he gestures with the thumbs up sign.

Mariga has been without a club since his former outfit Parma was relegated to Serie D – Italy’s fourth division -for the first time in 45 years owing to bankruptcy.

Mariga last featured at the competitive level with Parma way back in 2014 after he re-signed with the club on September 4.

He had left Parma to join Inter-Milan in January 2010 but his second spell at Parma was unsuccessful as he rarely made it even on the bench.