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Arnold Origi changes clubs in Norwegian Second tier league

Former Kenya international goalkeeper Arnold Origi has completed a transfer to Norway’s Second Division side Kongsvinger IL Toppfotball following a six-month stint at Sandnes Ulf in the same league.

Kongsvinger have confirmed Origi’s acquisition a day after first choice custodian Aleksei Gorodovoy picked up a long-term injury.

“When the situation has become as it has been with Aleksei, we do not want to take chances. We must have two keepers,” Kongsvinger boss Espen Nystuen told the club’s official website.

“Origi is a very very good keeper. I know him well from the time in Lillestrøm and he has a long time in Norwegian football. We know what we are getting and we are pleased to get this solution in place,” Nystuen said.

Origi who was Kenya’s first choice decade for close to a decade before hanging his boots in 2016, is expected to make his debut for Kongsvinger in a league match against Aalesunds FK this weekend.