Harambee Stars keeper Arnold Origi has joined Norwegian Top division side Lillestrøm Sports Club after end of his loan spell with another Norwegian side Ullensaker Kisa.
Origi's last match for Kenya was against South Africa in a 2-1 defeat at Nyayo National Stadium.
Origi honed his soccer career in the shanty slums of Mathare rising up the ranks of the slum based team from the youthful development leagues to become the best goalkeeper of the senior Mathare United side playing in the premier league at a very young age.
He later moved to Tusker fc in 2006 before moving to Norway’s FK Moss where he has been rooted for the past 3 years.
Origi was elated to complete the deal. "What a big day for me. I understand it will be difficult but God willing...i will make it because the team I have joined has quality keepers that i will compete with."
Early 2008, Origi sustained a career threatening injury that saw him being driven off in an ambulance to hospital in the middle of the match against Zimbabwe after colliding with opponents' striker.
Kenya went ahead to win the match 2-1 with his fellow players dedicating the victory towards his quick recovery.
After he was stretchered off and with all substitutes having been made, striker Dennis Oliech took over Origi’s gloves and manned the posts successfully maintaining a clean sheet for the remainder of the match.