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Mariga makes Champions League history

MacDonald Mariga
Mariga came on as a late substitute in Milan's victory over Chelsea

Kenyan footballer MacDonald Mariga on Tuesday made history by becoming the first Kenyan to play in the European Champions League.

Mariga came on as a substitute for Inter Milan in their victory over Chelsea on Tuesday.

The 22 year-old hit the headlines in January this year, when he almost became the first Kenyan to play in the English Premier League after Manchester City tried to sign him form Italian club Parma.

The refusal of the British Foreign Office to issue him a work permit scuttled that plan and saw him join the Italian team instead.

Since then he has been used more as a substitute by coach Jose Mourinho, who Mariga has often described as the best in the world.



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