Mike Okoth Origi has the distinction of being the first Kenyan ever to play professional football in Europe. He was a true trailblazer. It comes as no surprise therefore that his son Divock Origi is poised to become the first person of Kenyan descent to play in the world cup.
The Origis, a footballing Family
Mike Okoth at Shabana and Iterio
Mike Okoth at Kenya Breweries
Mike Okoth called up to Harambee Stars
Mike Okoth joins the professional ranks
Mike Okoth at RCD Genk
In 1996, after having spent a season playing in the second tier with Oostende who had been relegated, Okoth returned to the Belgian top tier when he was signed by Genk. His biggest successes at club level came at Genk. In 1998 Genk won the Belgian league and in 2000, they won the Belgian cup beating Standard Liege 4-1 in the final. He would stay at Genk until 2001 when he joined RWD Molenbeek.
1998 world cup qualifiers
Mike Okoth closes his international career
Mike Okoth winds down his club career