Gor Mahia head coach Carlos Manuel Vaz Pinto has described Benson Omalla’s quick return to the club as a blessing is owing to the congested list of FKF Premier League fixtures.
K’Ogalo seek to defend their league title and with the matches closely spaced, Vaz Pinto says the 19-year-old, a proven goal poacher, will aid their bid for glory.
“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,” Vaz Pinto is quoted by TV47 Digital.
The teenage sensation made a return to the Kenyan champions last week, just weeks into his six-month loan move to the Swedish Division One outfit of Linkoping City.
Several reports indicating that the former Western Stima striker failed to see out his time in Sweden owing to frustrations about his playing position at the European club.
“I have been forced to return home because of frustration, I was being played out of position and could not take it anymore,” he was quoted by Goal.com.
FC Linkoping City, who are currently rooted to the bottom of the Swedish Division 1, consistently played Benson Omalla as a fullback, instead of a striker.
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Gor Mahia seek to win a record-extending fifth title on the bounce and have won all their five league games since the resumption of the Betking Premier League in May (1-0 vs Nairobi City Stars, 2-1 vs Sofapaka, 1-0 vs Vihiga United, 1-0 vs Wazito and 1-0 vs Mathare United).
The wins have seen K’Ogalo close the gap on the leading sides, currently with 34 points, 5 points of KCB who have played a game more.