Striker Benson ‘Omalla’ Ochieng’ who went to Sweden on a six-month loan deal to Linkopin is back in the country and says he is ready to pick it up again.
Omalla, who joined Gor Mahia from Western Stima this season has trained with the team for two days now since he landed back from Sweden, and says he will turn a deaf ear to what’s sizzling in the air as he keeps working hard to achieve the best in his football career.
“I am back… I have picked my lessons and l will strategize on how well to build my football career. People will talk but let them talk – I have read / heard a lot about my return, some of which are just created stories but am calm and focused,” noted the young striker.
He is keen on helping the team (Gor) achieve the best and targets to nail goals in the remaining matches if given play time. “I will keep working hard and I am keen on helping my team to do well. There are a good number of matches remaining in the season and my target is to score goals and help the team achieve the best.”
Commenting on his return to the team, coach Vaz Pinto appreciates the potential of the young striker and says he is one player who can help the team achieve its target.
“Benson is one player who can help the team achieve its goals. He is a player who has potential but needs to be inserted in a team that is different from what the player knows.
“So, it needs some time but he can add different characteristics to the players we have for that position. There comes a time when we don’t have many options in his position but we need to assess how he is at this moment,” says coach Vaz Pinto.
Omalla will add numbers to the attacking options and his presence could be a plus as the team trod through the congested fixtures.