The Kenyan tactician has exclusively revealed to Goal that he will meet the Lille forward in Belgium next week and convince him to play for Stars
By Otieno Otieno
Harambee Stars coach Adel Amrouche says he will make a formal request to Lille midfielder Divock Origi to accept national team call up.
Amrouche has exclusively revealed to Goal that he will meet the player in Belgium next week and convince him to play for Harambee Stars.
"I have scheduled a meeting with him and his father Mike Okoth in Belgium next week where I hope to convince him to accept a national team call-up.
“At this point in time we need his services to make the team better," added Amrouche.
After being bundled out of the 2014 World Cup qualifiers, the team is now concentrating on making it to the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations finals with Amrouche determined to bring in new players on board.
Origi has been reluctant to accept a national team call-up despite showing great form with Lille.
Two months ago, his cousin goalkeeper Arnold Origi warned against efforts to get the player to turn out for the national team insisting that he should be allowed to concentrate on his club career.
"At this time he is doing very well with his club and should be allowed to concentrate there. At the right time, he will make his own decision regarding the national team," said Origi then.