Sonko torn between Origi, Wanyama in Champions League Final

By Vincent Kejitan | Thursday, May 9th 2019 at 09:34
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Even the football gods must have been caught off guard in this season’s Champions League.

First, Liverpool, without two of their most potent forwards, had a daunting task of overcoming a Barcelona side that had a three-goal cushion and they did it in dramatic fashion.

Divock Origi, son of former Harambee stars forward Mike Okoth, stabbed home from close range to complete his brace and pierced the hearts of Barcelona fans a few minutes from time.

Tottenham, on the other hand, had to maneuver past a talented Ajax side that plays attractive football and they did just that.

In the first leg, Kenyan midfielder Victor Wanyama had a torrid time against the well-oiled pistons from Amsterdam and some joked that he was probably troubled by the looming Huduma Namba deadline.

Long story short, Spurs overcame a 2-0 first-half deficit in Netherlands to win 3-2 in the most dramatic fashion and this means Kenyans will see two of their very own on June 1, 2019, at the Wanda Metropolitano in Madrid.

Already being touted as the ‘Mashemeji derby’, Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko, who is an ardent soccer fan is not sure which way to go.

“As predicted it's a Kenyan affair in the UEFA Champions League finals on 1st June 2019 between Liverpool FC vs Tottenham FC at the Estadio Metropolitano in Madrid, Spain.

“Lakini sasa I'm confused between #VictorWanyama and #DivockOrigi nita support nani?” he asked.

Fans were also torn between the two but while some advocated for Wanyama (who is expected to captain Kenya in the Africa Cup of Nations in June) others wished both of them luck as they battle to win one of Europe’s most coveted trophies.

Wanyama’s elder brother McDonald Mariga won the Champions League with Inter Milan in 2010 and it remains to be seen whether the two brothers will make history by winning the UCL with different clubs.

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