Harambee Stars goalie Origi announces engagement to Tanzanian beauty
Harambee Stars goalkeeper Arnold Origi is all set to quit the bachelors’ club. This after the 32 year old officially announced his engagement to Zulekha Ibrahim Allym on social media.
Nairobi News understands the couple have been dating for the past few years since crossing paths in Norway, where the eloquent footballer has been based for the past decade.
An excited Zulekha thereafter uploaded several photos of herself wearing Origi’s engagement ring and separately holding a bunch of flowers.
Origi, who started his football career at Mathare United and Tusker in the Kenyan Premier League, has since turned out for a number of clubs in the Scandinavian country over that period, including FK Moss, Ull/Kisa, and his current club Lillestrom.
The lovebirds have been keen to have this blossoming relationship kept under wraps, save for the occasional social media updates.
Actually, not much is known about Zulekha aside from the fact that she hails from Tanzania.
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Sources close to the couple indicate they visited Kenya in late 2015, a trip that is widely believed to have been partaken for local “introduction” purposes between the couples families.
At the time, Zulekha is said to have met among other people Origi’s dad Austin Oduor, a former Kenya international and continental title winning captain of Gor Mahia.
Origi is a popular figure within the Kenyan sporting circles for exceptional talent between the sticks and for speaking his mind whenever he feels aggrieved. He is also first cousin of Liverpool star striker Divock Origi.