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Benson Ochieng Oluoch, popularly known as Benson Omala, New Gor Mahia striker has for the first time come out saying he is still over the moon after he was named among the reserves by Harambee Stars head coach Francis Kimanzi.
The 18 year old omala, is among the six players included in the reserve list for the upcoming friendly against Zambia set to be played on October 13 at the Nyayo National Stadium.
The former Western Stima player could get the nod to join the main team sooner as the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) continue to grapple with the dilemma whether star striker Michael Olunga, who plies his trade with Kashiwa Reysol in Japan, will be available.
Other players whose availability is in doubt are captain Victor Wanyama who plays for Montreal Impact in Canada, Johanna Omolo who turns out for Cercle Brugge in Belgium and experienced goalkeeper Arnold Origi – who based in Finland and plays for top-tier club HIFK.
The striker who joined Gor Mahia recently from Western Stima, says he is happy with the call-up and ready to serve the nation.
“I am overjoyed. To be included in the reserve squad of the national team is good recognition in itself. I am still very young and the call-up, therefore, means the technical bench recognises my ability and that is very satisfying and fulfilling at the same time,” Omala said.