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McDonald Mariga at Inter Milan

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  1. Ab-Titchaz

    Ab-Titchaz Content Manager Staff Member

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    Mariga set to join Man City

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    Harambee Stars McDonald Mariga after their training session at Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani


    By ODINDO AYIEKOPosted Friday, January 29 2010 at 18:42

    Parma have accepted a €10 million offer (about Sh722 million) from Manchester City for Kenyan international McDonald Mariga, according to reports from Italy and England.

    Mariga had been linked with Italian champions Inter but Parma sporting director, Pietro Leonardi, apparently met with City on Thursday.

    He was able to convince the English club over 22-year-old Mariga's €10m fee during a series of talks which untangled the move.

    Once the transfer is compelete, Mariga will become Kenya's richest sportsman and the first ever to play in the English Premier League.

    City turned to Mariga after seeing negotiations stall with Real Madrid in their attempts to sign Fernando Gago. City were ready to bid £6million for Mariga, according to reports in Italy, and could offer Valeri Bojinov as part of the deal.

    Bulgaria striker Bojinov, 23, has scored four goals in 15 appearances since joining Parma on loan at the start of the season and he is keen to stay in Italy.

    http://www.nation.co.ke/sports/football/-/1102/852214/-/11kwjoh/-/index.html
     
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    Ab hebu fanya follow up...hii yaweza kuwa kweli? Maanake imekaa kinjozinjozi.
     
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    Hii yaweza kuwa mwanzo mzuri kwa soka la East Africa..Let's wait and see...Keep it up Mariga!
     
  4. Ab-Titchaz

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    Naambiwa ni sure thing maana pia Inter walikua wanamtaka
    huyu bwana mdogo alipokua Parma lakini mambo ya negotiations
    sijui yaliishia vipi.

    Man City kwa sasa washamkwapua habari zaidi next week.

    Hongera to Donald Mariga!!!
     
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    Hongera na wakenya....its a huge step up.
    Si unakumbuka watu walikua 'excited' Ngasa alipoenda kujaribu west ham?
     
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    City linked with Parma swoop

    Mancini eyes Mariga

    By Nadia Carminati Last updated: 30th January 2010



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    Mariga: City interest
    Manchester City are reported to have agreed a deal with Parma for their midfield starlet McDonald Mariga.

    The 22-year-old is a Kenyan international and has been plying his trade in Italy for two-and-a-half years.

    He originally joined Parma in 2007 on-loan from Helsingborgs, but they snapped him up on a permanent deal after he impressed hugely.

    The defensive midfielder has gone from strength to strength and a host of clubs have been linked over the past 12 months with Arsenal and Inter Milan also keen.
    But Roberto Macini is now reported to have convinced City's hierarchy to push through a deal worth around £7million for the player.

    Sources in Italy claim that Parma president Tommaso Ghiradi and managing director Pietro Leonardi[​IMG] brokered the move on Friday evening.

    It is also claimed that Parma wanted to do a deal with City, in order for them to facilitate a permanent deal for Valeri Bojinov[​IMG] - currently on loan with them from Eastlands.

    http://www.skysports.com/story/0,19528,12874_5897873,00.html
     
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    wakenya naona wanakwenda vizuri!...huku bongo chuji bado hakieleweki na passport ya kuelekea sweden FOR MAJARIBIO
     
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    nafikiri sasa soka la east Africa linaanza kupanda,pia kuna kijana mmoja wa Kitanzania anachezea academy ya conventry city anaitwa Suleiman Leluu(SULE),anakazi ngumu lakini ni mmoja wa wachezaji sita wanaotegemewa kusajiliwa march mwaka huu.ukimgoogle utampata
     
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    Wakuu,

    inanonekana safari imetumbukia nyongo maana kanyimwa work permit na
    UIngerza. Kisa ni Kenya's poor ranking on FIFA standings.

    Lack of work permit locks Mariga out of Man City


    By Mutwiri Mutuota and Agencies

    It was the news that all Kenyan football fans dreaded to hear. The 10m (Sh1.1billion) move for Parma AC midfielder and Harambee Stars anchorman, McDonald Mariga to the riches of Manchester City fell at the eleventh hour after he was denied a work permit.

    According to Sky News website, a deal was in place to bring the Kenya[​IMG] international to Eastlands but City were undone by permit complications and had an immediate appeal turned down yesterday.

    City officials attended a hearing at Wembley that included representatives from both from clubs, the Football Association, Premier League and the Professional Footballers Association but were told the player did not meet the criteria to play in the country.

    Despite having 24 caps for Kenya and playing in at least 75 per cent of their games over the past two years, Mariga is the victim of Kenya's lowly Fifa ranking of 98.

    By letter of the British law, Kenya must be in the top 70 before a move to English football can become legitimate, a rule which City look set to dispute. The club is expected to launch a further appeal, but would not be able to complete the signing before yesterday's transfer deadline and may be forced to resurrect the deal in the Summer.

    Mariga is under contract with Parma until Summer 2012 and has made eight starts in Serie A this season.

    The devastating turn of events that put paid to Mariga's much celebrated dream move are in essence a consequence of the plummeting standards of Kenyan football.

    http://www.standardmedia.co.ke/InsidePage.php?id=2000002250&cid=38&j=&m=&d=
     
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    Good for him, Congratulatins!
     
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    Ohhhh! poor ranking of Kenya!? What about his ability to play football? :(
     
  13. Ab-Titchaz

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    BAK,

    That is what Man City's officials were asking. Kama jamaa anapiga mpira
    kiwango cha juu hii ishu ya country's ranking should not come into play.
    Kama tujuavyo siasa katika nchi nyingi za bara la Africa zinaua kiwango
    cha soka na iwapo watatumia kigezo hiki basi players will not get a chance
    to compete in the English Premier.

    Hata hivyo isiwe tatizo maana Inter Milan under Mourinho wamem-scoop
    kucheza kule maana hawana upuzi huo wa FIFA rankings. I really wish this
    boy well na awe kama trailblazer wa East African soccer players.

    Inter's Mourinho snaps up Mariga

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    Kenyan midfielder McDonald Mariga at the Parma FC training camp in Colleccio, Italy. Mariga's bid to play in the English Premier League with Manchester City was nipped in the bud yesterday when the UK government denied him a work permit. But Italy's top club, Inter Milan, were quick to sign him last night.


    McDonald Mariga went to bed early Monday night in frustration after his planned move from Italian Serie ‘A' club Parma to English Premier League outfit Manchester City - the richest football team in the world - failed.

    But then his mobile telephone rang with uplifting news from his manager that Italy's top club, Inter Milan, were taking him up on a one-and-a-half year contract.

    City's £7 million (Sh840m) bid for the talented Harambee Stars midfielder's signature collapsed after the star was denied a work permit due to Kenya's low placing in the Fifa world rankings.

    Just like a pack of cards, the 23-year-old's dream of playing in the EPL came tumbling down.

    "What have I done to surely deserve this? It was my dream, really, to play in England and to be denied a work permit just because of the Fifa ranking of my national team is too much to bear," said a dejected Mariga on telephone from Italy earlier Monday.

    But then came the good news from the San Siro, home of Inter and their city rivals, AC Milan, that he would, after all, be playing for a top European club.

    Inter are coached by the flamboyant Portuguese manager, Jose Mourinho, and Mariga's move from Parma's Tardini home to Mourinho's Guisseppe Meazza Stadium (popularly known as the San Siro) underscores the Kenyan's talent.

    Mourinho doesn't sign any Tom, Dick or Harry.

    Midfielder Cristian Ledesma failed to move to Inter from Lazio, thus facilitating Mariga's move to the San Siro.

    "While this might not be the best move that I wanted, at least, it's a good move. All the same, I wish to urge our footballing officials to make sure they end the on-going wrangles," said Mariga after accepting the one-and-half year Sh265m deal.

    "I also urge my fellow players to aim high in their careers. This a long journey and we must all walk the walk," he added.

    Invaluable friendlies

    To qualify for a UK work permit automatically, the player, usually represented by his club and lawyer, must provide written evidence that he has represented his country in 75 percent of competitive, national team matches in the past two years, and that the country is currently ranked in Fifa's top 70 listing.

    If the player fails in that regard, there is an appeal process that may grant him a work permit.

    "We spent a lot of time with Harambee Stars playing invaluable friendly matches outside the Fifa calendar that must have cost us our good place in the rankings," Mariga said yesterday

    http://www.nation.co.ke/sports/football/-/1102/853814/-/11kxdpe/-/index.html
     
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    Man City's £7m deal for McDonald Mariga falls through

    By Chris Bevan
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    [​IMG] Mariga played in Sweden before joining Parma in 2007

    Inter Milan have signed Parma's Kenyan midfielder McDonald Mariga after his £7m move to Manchester City collapsed when he was refused a UK work permit. Mariga, who has 24 caps, met part of the UK criteria after playing in 75% of Kenya's games in the last two years.
    But his application was rejected as Kenya are ranked 98th in Fifa's world rankings, outside the top 70 nations.
    City attended an appeal at Wembley on Monday morning but failed to overturn the decision about the 22-year-old.
    They would have been able to request a further appeal in a future transfer window but were not allowed to register Mariga as a player in the current window, despite agreeing terms with him and a fee with his club.
    A delegation from Eastlands travelled to the appeal to argue their case in front of a panel made up of representatives from the Football Association, Premier League and the Professional Footballers' Association, as well as some 'independent football experts' - usually ex-players.
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    It seems a shame that a talented youngster with potential can't get a permit

    But they were unable to convince the appeal board of Mariga's merits, and his hopes of becoming the first Kenyan to play in the Premier League were scuppered.
    Instead, he swiftly signed a four-and-a-half year contract with fellow Serie A side Inter, where he will wear the number 17 shirt.
    Mariga joined Parma on a permanent basis in the summer of 2008, after initially moving on loan from Swedish side Helsingborgs.
     
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    Could this be the beggining of Kenya in exporting players to the big leagues? When are we going to join this trend?
     
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    ......hiki kisiki hata kina Ngassa wangekikwaa wangefanikia majaribio Westham!
     
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    ....:D:D
    unoge?
    ...counting 11days
     
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    Damn sheria za Uingereza...
     
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    Sisi tunedelee na twaarab zetu! Soka tuwaachie watu walio seriuos
     
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