The 17 year-old, who is son to former Kenya striker Mike Okoth, captured headlines in Europe, after scoring for French Ligue 1 side LilleFootball Kenya Federation (FKF) will attempt to lure Divock Origi to play for the national team, Harambee Stars.
The 17 year-old, who is son to former Harambee Stars striker Mike Okoth, captured headlines in Europe over the weekend after scoring the equalizer for French Ligue 1 side Lille in the one all draw against league rivals Troyes.
At 17 years and nine months old, Divock became the second youngest scorer in the French Ligue 1 this season after 16 year old French youngster Neal Maupey, 16.
Kenya FA's head of technical Elly Mukolwe says Origi who is eligible to play for either Kenya or Belgium, is a gem the country cannot afford to lose.
"This is a very promising lad. We are all aware that the main problem with the national team, and even the local league is the striking department. We cannot afford to lose this boy, as he has a long successful career ahead of him and we want it to be with the Harambee Stars," Mukolwe told Goal.com.
Origi who previously featured for Belgium side Racing Genk, has featured for Belgium’s U15, U16 and U17 teams and is now a key member of the U19 side where he has scored four times from nine games.