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Origi scores debut goal for Lille



Seventeen-year-old Lille forward Divock Origi, the son of former Kenyan international striker Mike Okoth Origi, scored on his Ligue 1 debut on Sunday to help his team secure a 1-1 draw against Troyes.

Following the goal, the Kenyan youngster, born in Belgium, was lavished by his coach and teammates for an all-round inspiring performance at the Metropole Stadium, a feat that also saw him stake the claim for being the league’s second youngest scorer.

His coach, Rudi Garcia, termed the striker as a great component in the team and a big threat when in front of goal, but urged him not to rest on his laurels.

Speaking to l’equipe.fr, the coach added that the player still has a lot to do tactically.

“He trained with us several times. He is powerful and interesting in front of goal but he must keep his feet on the ground. There is still a lot of work, especially at the tactical level. The road is still long for him,” he said.

Benoit Pedretti, on his part, said the player is a real ray of hope at the team while Nolan Roux termed Divock’s speed a great asset for the side.

Divock joined the team from Belgian outfit RC Genk in 2010, his goal in the game came on 75 minutes, just six minutes after he was introduced from the bench.



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