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Ex-Harambee Stars keeper auctions gloves to raise funds

4:22 PM MYT 10/10/2017
Kenya goalkeeper Arnold Origi.
The promising goalkeeper succumbed to a head injury last week after he collided with a colleague during a match at Camp Toyoyo

Former Harambee Stars goalkeeper, Arnold Origi has put up one of his many gloves on auction to raise money for deceased goalkeeper Vincent Ochieng.

Ochieng' succumbed to a head injury last week after he collided with a colleague during a match at Camp Toyoyo.

But the former Kenyan International, who has since changed his citizenship to Norwegian, has not forgotten his roots when he offered to sell his gloves to the highest bidder in order to raise funds for the burial arrangement for the departed soul.

“As a senior goalkeeper in the country, it saddens me to see such a young goalkeeping talent go so soon. I know he (Onyango) looked up to me and many other senior goalkeepers in the country and aspired to one day, achieve what we have achieved or even more.

“So as his role model, I just want to help give him a proper goodbye. One way of which I think of doing so, and I really pray that I can get your help to show his family and friends that the Kenyan footballing family is with them, is a simple auction,” said Origi on a Facebook Post.

“Here on Facebook, are my gloves that I have played some games with. Comment with an amount, any amount, and the highest bidder gets the gloves.

“I will be sending the highest bidder my signed game jersey, together with the gloves.”

The bid process will run until this Friday with the burial of the once-promising goalkeeper set for October 20.