Gor Mahia head coach Carlos Manuel Vaz Pinto has described the return of forward Benson Omalla as an added advantage to FKF Premier League side in the midst of piled fixtures.
The former Western Stima goal poacher left Gor Mahia earlier in the season for Swedish side Linkopin on a six-month loan but made an unceremonious return to his parent club last week after terminating his contract with the European outfit.
Omalla pointed out being played off position was the core reason he cut links with Linkopin. His decision of returning to Kenya has, however, elicited mixed reactions among local football pundits but Vaz Pinto is bullish the youngster has arrived at the right time for the club.
“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 reacted on Saturday.
“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,” he added.
On his part, the left footed striker has pledged to help the record Kenyan Premier League champions achieve their goals henceforth as he gives a deaf ear to his critics after picking his lessons with a short stint in Sweden.
“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.
“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,” he added.
Gor Mahia will take on giant slayers Bidco United in what promises to be a thrilling FKF Cup semi final on Sunday.