Kenya Premier League champions Gor Mahia have signed hotshot Benson Omalla from Western Stima.
Omalla has signed a five-year contract at K’Ogallo.
Stima have been in negotiations with K’ogallo over the transfer of the youngster as confirmed by chairman Laban Jobita back in June.
Jobita also stated that the club cannot prevent players from leaving.
”I can never hold onto players and at Stima we have a history of releasing our best players if they want to leave. Contact has been made and we are on the negotiating table”he said back then.
Omalla is seen by many as the future goal machine for Harambee Stars. According to former Western Stima head coach Salim Babu, the youngster from Kisumu Day is disciplined and has a great work ethic to help make him one of the finest strikers ever from Kenya.
Omalla was named the Kenyan Premier League (KPL) Player of the Month for December 2019 having scored five goals and also becoming the first Western Stima player to ever score a hat trick (against Zoo Fc) in a league match. In total, he has had 8 goals in 11 appearances for Stima.
He draws inspiration from Michael Olunga and with a move to Gor, he has followed in the footsteps of the now Kashiwa Reysol man.
“I admire many strikers in Kenyan football, led by the likes of Dennis Oliech, but my favourite is Michael Olunga, his skills, his movement with the ball and his timing is something I love watching frequently and I try to emulate that on the pitch, ” Omalla told Citizen Digital.
Western Stima have never shied away from doing business with Kogallo. The side has had players like Kenneth Muguna, Bernard Ondiek and Joash Onyango all join Kogallo.
Omalla becomes Gor’s 8th signing after that of goalkeeper Levis Opiyo from Nairobi City Stars, Tito Okello from Vipers SC,winger James Macharia ,Andrew Juma from Mathare United, Cameroonian Bertrand Konfor from Al Mudhabi, midfielder Sydney Ochieng’ from Western Stima and goalkeeper Samuel Njau also from Stima.