Image Courtesy: Gor Mahia
“I hope to be in Sweden for at least a season and a half. This will help me settle, adopt and focus on achieving the team’s goals as well that of self,” – Omala Benson
Omala is a Kenyan U20 regualar. he has features in two Cecafa U20 tournaments.
He has also earned several call ups to the senior national team – Harambee Stars although he is yet to feature.
And now, It is barely a year since Gor Mahia the “Green Army” signed up the steady rising striker Benson Omala , who left the Kenya on Thursday night for Sweden where he is set to link up with his new team, FC Linkoping city that plays in the 3rd tier of Swedish football league.
Gor Mahia identified Omala’s football talent and abilities while pursuing his O level studies at Kisumu Day.
After sitting for his KSCE examination at Kiusumu Day High School last month, the young striker had been working on his travel documents and with everything in place, promising Omala left for FC Linkoping city in Sweden
Omala secured a six-month loan move to the Swedish side in March and will be at FC Linkoping city until December and if at all he manages to play well all through, the club will have the option of making the deal permanent and in the process, Gor Mahia will be in a position to negotiate for a transfer fee.
In an earlier interview with Mozzart Sports, Omalla revealed that his goal is to play in Sweden for more than one Season meaning he is keen on having his loan deal prolonged beyond the 6 months agreement between Gor Mahia and Linkoping City FC.
“I hope to be in Sweden for at least a season and a half. This will help me settle, adopt and focus on achieving the team’s goals as well that of self,” Stated Omala.
Omala shot to promince during the 2019 national school games in Kisumu.
Despite his team exiting the competition in the group stage, he caught the eyes if several teams and this resulted to a bidding war between Western Stima and Kisumu All-Stars, Stima managed to secure his services.
He scored nine goals for Kisumu based side before the 2019/20 campaign was halted by COVID-19 pandemic.
After a Season with Stimea, Gor Mahia Came knocking and he obliged signing a five-year deal with the record Kenya Premier League champions.
He however did not feature much for Gor Mahia owing to his school commitments back in Kisumu Day High School and in March 2021, he got a loan offer frim FC Linkoping City.
Article Contributor : Kevin Teya / Mozzart Sports
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