Norway based Kenyan goalkeeper Arnold Origi has stated that he will not be part of the team to take on Mauritius in the 2018 World Cup qualifier on Wednesday 7 October, his reason being he has not received the refund for the tickets to and from the game against Zambia.
An infuriated Origi said the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) has a plot to kick him out of the team, and his statement could be justified by the fact that he has not had the best of relations with the federation top brass.
Known for his open criticism, the keeper castigated the federation for refunding his mates who traveled for the game, some in full and others partly but leaving him out.
“If they want me, I’m always available to do duty for my country but they must show that by refunding my ticket money.
“Lying to me and not refunding my money then if I don’t come for the game they make it look like I was the one who refused to come for the match is not right. All the foreign based players were refunded their ticket money some fully some partially but I never received a single cent and up to now they have just kept on feeding me lies.
“Victor Wanyama and Ayub Timbe were refunded half of the money they used to pay their tickets. It would have been a different case if they did the same to me,” he said.
This latest development casts a shadow over whether the keeper will be available for the return leg in Nairobi on Sunday 11 October.