Mike Okoth Origi will be remembered for an illustrious football career in Belgium that kicked off with a move to Oostende KV in the 1992/3 season.
Three seasons at Oostende KV then another two at Harelbeke SW followed before a big move to Racing Genk where he spent three and a half seasons. Half a season at Molenbeek RWD in the 2001/2, two further season each at Heusden Zolder and SK Tongeren brought his 14 year career to a close in the 2005/6 season.
hit a continuum by extension
But even with the former Shabana and Kenya Breweries player [now Tusker FC] capped 27 times for Harambee stars out of the scene, Mike’s legacy certainly lives on.
And the legacy is certain to hit a continuum by extension as his junior, Divock Okoth Origi, a Belgian National, making his own great strides.
Born on 18 April 1995, Divock now 16 is already capped at Belgium’s U15 and U16 sides and recently got an elevation with his first game with the Belgian U17 squad in a tie against Montenegro.
Divock, a defensive midfielder, kicked off his career at RC Genk, a club his father Mike won the prestigious Belgian Jupiler league with back in the 2001/2002 season.
In mid 2009, Divock crossed over to France to join OSC Lille, a move that guarantees him a higher level youth progression.
Despite being only 16, Divock is one of the youngest player’s in the ranks of Lille’s U19 squad – a step away from the reserve team for the current Ligue 1 Champions.