Schoolboy sensation Benson Omala who has made waves in the KPL this past season, has joined Kogalo according to a report
Additional reporting from the Nation
Western Stima sensation Benson Omala has agreed to join Gor Mahia, but the big headache for both sides is the prolonged academic calendar which runs to next year.
The Ministry of Education recently cancelled this year’s calendar after schools were closed in March owing to the widespread of the deadly coronavirus in the country.
Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha said the earliest the students can resume learning is January 2021 and that will depend on the gains made in the fight against coronavirus pandemic.
Omala, who is a Form Four student at Kisumu Day High school and was supposed to sit for his Kenya Certificate Secondary Education (KCSE) examination this year, says he has agreed to join the 18 times Kenyan Premier League champions, but they are still negotiating how his schedule will run so that he can concentrate on his studies and play for K’Ogalo at the same time.
The 17-year-old attacker had an easy time playing for Western Stima because the club has its base in the lake side city and host its matches at Moi Stadium, Kisumu which is a short distance from Kisumu Day High School.
“It is true Gor Mahia have approached me and I have agreed to play for them. Since the team is based in Nairobi, we are talking about scheduling my training sessions and being part of the match day squad so that i don’t interfere with my studies,” said Omala.