After three straight starts and subsequently playing the entire 90 minutes, Kenyan international McDonald Mariga was named on the bench as his Italian Serie B team Latina battled from behind to seal a 1 – 1 draw with Como.
In the clash at the Comunale Domenico Francioni Stadium on Saturday 5 March, 2016, Mariga was introduced in the game on the 76th minute, for Olivera da Rosa to see the midfielder get his eighth league game this season.
Going to the game, winless in the last five matches, Latina trailed by a goal on the 63rd minute, courtesy of Andrea Ganz’s goal but second half substitute Nicolao Dumitru salvaged a point for Latina with the equalizer on 81 minutes.
Mariga started off the bench together with Ghanian striker Richmond Boakye and Senegalese midfielder Malick M’baye.
From the result, Como stays bottom of the 22-team log with 23 points from 30 games as Latina stays 15th with 34 points.