|Arnold Origi-Mr Reliable|
|Written by Kenyan Star Administrator|
|Wednesday, 06 June 2012 09:16|
Harambee Stars travel to Namibia this Thursday to play the Brave Warriors in a world cup qualifier match.
Namibia lost to Nigeria 1-0 in Calabar while the homeboys managed to pick a point at home against the Flames of Malawi. There is so much at stake here and we at Kenyanstar have decided to profile some of the players that are set to blaze opponents in the run to qualifying for Brazil 2014.
Origi launched his international career in 2006 and it was a day to forget for Kenya, who were hoping for a revival under new coach Bernard Lama. First, goalkeeper Arnold Origi miscontroled a harmless back pass from Tom Juma and allowed the ball to trickle into his own net to give Eritrea the lead.
Harambee Stars went on to lose the match 2-1 to the disappointment of many fans. In 2008, Origi sustained a career threatening knee injury in the match against Zimbabwe and this has made him on and off in the national team. He has played 16 times for the country and most of the time, he has produced match winning saves for stars. Early this year, Origi announced his retirement from international football but he has since reversed the decision.
Origi comes from a football family. His father Austin Oduor played for the national team Harambee Stars and Gor Mahia in his hey days. Mike Okoth always known for his goal scoring abilities is Origi’s uncle and the goalkeeper seems to have learnt from the best.
Date of birth 15 November 1983
Place of birth Kenya
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
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