- Western Stima sensation teenage Benson Omala, 17 years, has attracted the attention of big clubs like Gor Mahia is one of the promising world-class striker and coach Salim Babu has insisted he won’t stand in his way.
Omala has been instrumental in Stima’s campaign this season and had scored eight league goals before the league was indefinitely suspended in March due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Babu said that he will be happy if he is signed by a big club in and out of the country. He continues to say Omala’s star is poised to continue rising and as a coach he says he will not stand in the way.
“I wish the best for my players and feel good if the job they do on the pitch is recognized and appreciated. I have heard reports that he may be on his way out. If it turns out that way, then I can’t deny him the chance to take the next step. He is a young talented player who has a bright future,” Babu said.
Rumors have spread of an imminent move but Babu has remained coy on revealing where Omala might be heading.
“There has been news all over of his imminent move but I think it will be clear once the transfer window opens. I have even asked him if he has been approached by any team but he told me no club has contacted him. He is just concentrating on his studies at the moment,” Babu added.
It understood that the form four student at Kisumu Day Secondary School is on Gor Mahia’s radar, as the record Kenyan champions want the former Football Kenya Federation Division Two side Manyatta United goal poacher to lead their attack next season.
The Western Stima wonder-kid started entering record books as the first Stima player to ever score a hat-trick in a league match when the power men hammered Zoo Kericho 4-1 on December 11.
As that wasn’t enough at the age of 17 he went on collected and become the Kenyan Premier League Player of the month for December – thus entering the history books as the youngest winner of the award