May 20, 2024

Omala's Algerian loan move collapses

Omala's Algerian loan move collapses
Benson Omala

On Monday, Gor announced that they had managed to reach on agreement with Saoura over the loan move of the goal poacher.

Gor Mahia striker Benson Omala will not be joining Algerian club JS Saoura on loan as reported earlier after the deal collapsed at the eleventh hour.

On Monday, Gor announced that they had managed to reach on agreement with Saoura over the loan move of the goal poacher.

Omala was to join Saoura on a six-month loan deal that had a significant amounts of money involved in transfer fees and salary. 


Had the deal sailed through, K'Ogalo would have pocketed 3.3 million with the player getting a monthly pay of 1.3 million shillings on top of other incentives offered by Saoura.

Last month, the record league champions smilled all the way to the bank after getting four million from the sale of Ugandan midfielder Rogers Mugisha who joined Dannish club Horsens.

The news were met with excitement from football enthusiasts who clearly felt that the forward had earned the move to Algeria given his proven goal scoring record.

However, it has emerged that Gor dragged their feet in clearing Omala forcing Saoura to look elsewhere for an alternative within the remaining hours of the mid-season transfer window.

Reports indicate that Saoura filled the remaining slot for a foreign player with a Cameroonian forward following God's delay in sanctioning Omala's move.

With the latest development, it means that Omala will most likely continue to don the green shirt in the local competition for the remainder of the season.

Omala leads the scoring charts with nine goals, two ahead of Bandari forward Francis Kahi to who recently joined the club from KCB.

Table Standing

# Team P W D L F A +/- PTS
1. Gor Mahia 30 18 10 2 38 13 25 64
2. Tusker 31 17 5 9 42 24 18 56
3. Kenya Police 31 15 9 7 38 24 14 54
4. AFC Leopards 30 12 11 7 28 18 10 47
5. Bandari 30 13 8 9 26 21 5 47
6. Nairobi City Stars 30 13 8 9 38 34 4 47
7. Posta Rangers 31 13 7 11 28 28 0 46
8. Kariobangi Sharks 31 11 11 9 40 30 10 44
9. Homeboyz 31 11 11 9 31 26 5 44
10. Bidco United 30 10 11 9 32 30 2 41
11. KCB 30 8 13 9 25 30 -5 37
12. Murang'a Seal 30 9 9 12 25 29 -4 36
13. Ulinzi Stars 30 9 8 13 20 22 -2 35
14. FC Talanta 30 6 13 11 29 42 -13 31
15. Sofapaka 30 8 7 15 33 48 -15 31
16. Shabana 31 7 8 16 30 42 -12 29
17. Muhoroni Youth 30 5 13 12 17 29 -12 28
18. Nzoia Sugar 30 4 6 20 20 50 -30 18