Kenya’s top goalkeeper Arnold Origi has warned against rushing his cousin Divock Origi into making a decision to play for the national team, Harambee Stars
Kenya’s top goalkeeper Arnold Origi has warned against rushing his cousin Divock Origi into making a decision to play for the national team, Harambee Stars.
Origi said the Lille midfielder is having a fantastic career and needs to focus on the same at this point.
“It is unfair by the nation to start engaging him in national team talks at this point and make it seem as if he is not keen in playing for Kenya.”
“He just turned 18 the other day and so it’s still too early to start engaging him in such talks,” Origi told Goal.com.
He added: “I am sure when the time comes he will make the right decision because he is surrounded by wise people who will help him make the right decision.”
“He is also wise and I am sure he will end up making a decision that will give him success both at club and international level. He has worked hard for it over the years and so he deserves it.”
Harambee Stars technical bench has expressed interest in luring the younger Origi to play for Kenya as he is eligible to turn out for Belgium, where he was born.
Last week, Stars assistant coach James Nandwa said they will begin efforts to bring Origi on board now that he has turned 18.