Kenya giants Gor Mahia have asked the football federations to release national team under 20 striker Benson Omalla for the club’s CAF Champions League match against APR.
Omalla is currently with the Rising Stars team for the CECAFA tournament in Tanzania. He put in a man of the match performance with a goal and an assist as Kenya beat Ethiopia on Monday.
Gor Chairman Ambrose Rachier insists that they had agreed with the federation that Omalla would be released to the club for the CAF assignment.
He urged FKF to honour this agreement and release the player for Saturday’s match in Kigali, Rwanda.
The tough talking lawyer further stated that the club has exclusive rights to their player.
“Before we released the player to join the national team, we expressed our desire to enjoy his services in the CAF match against APR. The club has the exclusive right to use the player and the federation should remain true to their promise and grant him permission for Saturday’s match,” Rachier said during a press briefing at the 680 hotel on Tuesday.
It will be hard for the federation to release Omalla, at a time Kenya is eying to qualify for the AFCON under 20 championships.
Kenya faces Sudan on Friday in the last group match, and coach Stanley Okumbi will hope to call on his most important player for the match.
The stalemate will worsen the already broken relationship between FKF President Nick Mwendwa and Rachier.
Rachier has already warned FKF that the club’s league matches will not be aired on StarTimes unless they agree on the broadcast rights.