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Kisumu Day student and Western Stima teenage striker Benson Omala after being awarded KPL Player of ther Month for December. [Photo/ Standard]

A 17-year-old student of Kisumu Day Secondary school has been crowned Kenyan Premier League (KPL) player of the month.

Benson Omala who plays as a striker for Western Stima was the lead man in the KPL for the month of  December.

Omala who is also a Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education candidate scored 5 goals for his club in that particular month.

After winning the prize which includes a Televisions and some cash, the player thanked his club for believing in him regardless of his tender age.

“I’d love to thank my coach for believing and nurturing me and I’m glad I repaid their faith by showing my brilliance and scoring goals which is a striker’s primary target,” he said as quoted by Citizen.

Omala is now targeting to make his debut with the National team, Harambee Stars.

“I’d like to score more goals if a i get game time and be among the top scorers. My ambitions are to play for the national team. I already scored two goals for the Under 20 national team in CECAFA and I’m glad I was called up in the senior team despite not making the final cut. I want to tell Kimanzi that he will see more of me,” Omala remarked.

He noted he balances between classwork and football by focusing on one at time, that is, when in class, he forgets anything to do with football and when in a football pitch, all his focus switches to the ball. 

His long term targets is to join lucrative European football in the near future


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