Kenyan international midfielder McDonald Mariga is getting married next year, and his younger brother, Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Victor Wanyama will be his best man.

It has been about four years in waiting since Mariga hinted at marriage but the D-day is finally on the horizon.

“I can’t tell you exactly when at the moment, but it will be soon. It’s every family’s joy to see one of their own get married,” said the footballer four years ago.

The marriage talk has been revived once again in recent weeks following speculation that Mariga and television presenter Joey Muthengi were an item. The two are the brand ambassadors of betting firm Betin and have been featured as husband and wife in one of the company’s popular adverts.

The former Citizen TV had also been joking about dating the 31-year-old Kenyan footballer leading some people to believe that Mariga had swept her off her feet.

However, a close family member of Mariga has come out to reveal that the footballer will actually be wedding his longtime girlfriend Kenisha.

The wedding will reportedly happen next year in Spain.

“He has a daughter with a mixed race woman, Kenisha, and they are planning to get married in Spain in 2019. His younger brother Victor Wanyama will be his best man,” the family source was quoted by the Star newspaper.

The unverified source also blasted Joey Muthengi, saying, “I’m not sure why Joey has been lying to Kenyans and her fans.”