Exclusive: Cómo se cayó el trato de Benson Omalla con Argelia en el último minuto

Benson Omalla was set to make a transfer to an Algerian club, with Gor Mahia expected to receive 3.2 million shillings for the transfer. In addition to the transfer fee, Omalla was offered a package including a monthly net salary of Ksh 1,312,720, a house, a personal car, match bonuses, and medical insurance cover. The proposed transfer agreement would have seen Omalla join the Algerian club on a six-month loan deal, with Gor Mahia receiving a transfer fee of USD 20,000 (approximately Ksh 3,274,235). Despite initial talks and receiving approval from the head coach, the deal fell through as the agreed-upon deadlines were not met.

The Algerian club, JS Saoura, indicated that they would only make the payment after completing the deal on the Transfer Matching System and after Omalla had undergone medical tests. However, at the time when payment was expected, Omalla was still in Kenya and played in Gor Mahia’s game against Kenya Police on February 3. Following the collapse of the deal, Gor Mahia expressed their well wishes to Omalla and the hope for a good relationship between the two clubs in the future. However, the Algerian club expressed disappointment at the delay and hinted at the possibility of reconsidering the transfer after the season.

Ultimately, the deal did not proceed as planned, with the Algerian club expressing frustration over the extended decision-making process and the missed opportunity. They conveyed their best wishes to Omalla for the remainder of the season, leaving the door open for a potential future transfer.

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