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by newmcfc4eva (U14048987) 01 February 2010
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No work permit for mcdonald hes been refused.oh well....does anyone know anything about this guy?

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posted Feb 2, 2010

Instead of talking how the rules can be changing to accommodate the talented footballers, you people are talking colonial stuff here. Mariga, as is shown from the interest of Citeh and Mourinho, seems to be a very capable guy. What could be done is just to change the rules, so that the only one to be used is that the any guy coming to the PL should have played 75% national team matches. That way there would seem to be no discrimination.

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posted Feb 2, 2010

Developed economies like Britain must be ready to open their doors to competition. Denying the young Kenyan footballer an opportunity to exploit his talent in the English premier league is in itself retrogressive owing to fact that we are living in the 21st century when the world has become a global village. I wish to congratulate bwana Mariga in in his new appointment at inter-milan. This is open discrimination on the part of British government

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posted Feb 2, 2010

Whether you will call it racism or deny it, you need to know how many players play in the EPL whose country never crossed the hundred line (they are always below hundred), how were they given work permit?

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comment by Jakayo (U13904236)

posted Feb 2, 2010

I think the rule as applied to Mariga McDonald is fair. What needs a second look is the appeal process that does not take care of exceptional talent...? For example, what has been his performance in Europe recently?

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posted Feb 2, 2010

As a Mancunian refugee living in East Africa does this mean that none of the kids here in Kampala can even dream of playing in the premiership, no matter how good they are? (Uganda hovers around 100 in the Fifa Rankings)
Pity there is not a similar 'domestic' policy (thinking George Best, Ryan Giggs etc etc... dream on..)

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posted Feb 2, 2010

British people couldnt give a stuff about Kenya, thats the probelm with the mindset of so many ex-colonies from hundreds of years ago, we have moved on but you seem to have the inability to.......I know a few of your former Ambassadors who are unable to let go after stint of duty in kenya - no names.

all said, Mariga playing in PL would have been a first for kenyans - a great exploit. you can understand the disappointment and the tendancy to underhand comments.

fortunately our Lad had an italian working permit. conglat to Maliga, thanks to the special one.

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posted Feb 2, 2010

Can we get one thing straight here. City wanted to sign Mariga, our fans were looking forward to see him play and it was the Home Office that blocked the move. We have to enforce strict laws to stop people coming to the country and abusing our benefit system. Obviously I dont think Mariga had any intention of abusing the system but the FA, under advice from the HO, wouldn't allow the move. People who would contribute to our society should be welcomed but it's the parasites that let everyone down.

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posted Feb 2, 2010

What has Kenya's FIFA ranking have to do with benefits abuse? Not the brightest comment on this topic, is it?

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posted Feb 2, 2010

Not sure what the basis of pegging work permits for footballers to Kenya's FIFA rankings is but I can bet you if we only had one doctor left in Kenya, Britain would not hesitate to grant him a work permit.....

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comment by nganiv (U14323402)

posted Feb 2, 2010

The logic behind this top 70 rule beats me. there must be some presumed sense in it and i bet it has something to do with a player's quality. But Britain is not a communist country, so how does she believe in mariga marching forward with his country? how is it that inspite of his great talent and hard work he is denied he is held back on account of other people's failure? No, to deny someone an opportunity in a field he excels in because others in his community are not so gifted was wrong yesterday, its wrong today and will always be wrong. Furthermore, this has simply antagonized the friendly kenyan people who support EPL teams with logic-defying zeal. This rule in my opinion, casts away justice and borders on an assault on personal freedoms.

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