Mariga, Real Oviedo's New Player

The center midfielder, coming from Italian football, has won the Champions League and Serie A with Inter Milan


31/07/2017 17:44

Real Oviedo has come to an agreement to contract the services of center midfielder McDonald Mariga, "Mariga", for the coming season.

The 30-year old player was born 4 April, 1987 in Nairobi, Kenya. After playing with various teams in his country and the Swiss Third Division, Marige made his professional football debut in 2007 by way of the Italian Serie A. He was among the ranks of Parma at the time, where he stayed until 2010. After bureaucratic procedures hindered a transfer to Manchester City, the doors were open for Mariga to go to Inter Milan, with whom he made his Champions League debut in 2010 and, led by Mourinho, won six titles: Serie A, Champions League, Copa Italia (twice), Supercopa Italia, and Club World Cup.

In the following season, and after several months on loan at Real Sociedad, where he played in 18 matches, Mariga returned to Italy during the winter transfer market and was loaned to Parma. An international with his country, Mariga comes now from Unione Sportiva Latina, in Serie B, where he played 28 games in the previous season.

McDonald Mariga is a center midfielder who is known for his physical strength, stamina, technical ability, and ball recovery skills.

The player will join training sessions immediately, after having passed medical examinations in the Clínica Asturias. He will work under the directions of Juan Antonio Anquela beginning this afternoon in order to be completely ready for the coach when the season begins.

(2005) Enköpings
(2006-07) Helsingborgs
(2007-10) Parma
(2010-11) Inter de Milán
(2011-12) Real Sociedad
(2012-14) Inter de Milán
(2015) Parma
(2015-17) Unione Sportiva Latina

Mariga's official presentation as Real Oviedo's new player will take place on Tuesday at 13:00 in the Carlos Tartiere.

The player will not make any declarations until his official presentation.