NAIROBI, Kenya, May 26 – Macdonald Mariga has no regrets about joining Inter Milan after his impending move to English Premiership side Manchester City fell through.Mariga said that the newly crowned UEFA Champions League winners was a club of huge stature and that he is happy at being at the San Siro.
“For me, I don’t regret because Inter Milan is a big team just like Manchester City so I don’t regret the situation,” said the Harambee Stars midfielder.
The former Ulinzi player who was unused substitute in the European final added that he was disappointed not to make onto the Bernabeau turf attributing it to his arrival at Inter hours before the close of the January transfer window.
“Every footballer gets disappointed when he doesn’t play but I joined the team after it was together for six months so I can’t complain,” said Mariga.
The former Ulinzi player believes that he still has much too prove at the Italian champions.
“Its going to be difficult but in football anything can happen. Its my job to work hard and hope that I can play,” said Mariga.
Mariga added that he was delighted to work under Jose Mourinho.
“He’s a nice guy. He’s the best coach in the world,” said Mariga.
Mariga gave the Kenya Premier League a thumbs up for the way it has grown and unearthed talent.
“I follow the KPL on the web. There are many good players and the standard has risen considerably and its very competitive,” said the former Parma player.
Mariga was speaking after he was unveiled as the COPA Coca Cola Goodwill Ambassador.
“I appreciate the recognition that Coca Cola has given me, and I also take the challenge to do my part to help in developing our football skills as a country. I was lucky to have been one of the players that played in a Coke sponsored football tournament as that is when my journey in football begun,” said Mariga.