The story of Divock Origi, Kenyan kid who whipped Barcelona FC

Divock Origi [Photo: Courtesy]

Although Divock Origi is arguably Belgian of Kenyan descent - we shall not stop claiming a piece of the young man especially after he wiped his feet with the Barcelona towel.

In the just played European championship League semi-final he scored two goals to dispatch a star studded Barcelona FC with Lionel Messi and Louis Suarez in the mix.

Otherwise used as a super sub, coach Juggen Klopp came up with a secret weapon by benching his lethal striker Mohamed Salah and starting Origi as his leader attacker.

Divock Origi [Photo: Courtesy]

Origi was born in the city of Ostend Belgium 25 years ago to Kenyan parents Mike Okoth Origi, himself a former Harambee Stars striker, and Linda Adhiambo.

The senior Origi started off in high school as a goalkeeper at Itierio High and Shabana FC of Kisii. He switched to centre forward when he joined Kenya Breweries FC before going to Belgium via Oman.

Divock is a pure pedigree from a footballing stock with many firsts. His dad Mike Okoth was the first Kenyan to play professional football in Europe. His uncle Austin Oduor Origi played for...

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