Gor Mahia would have received 3.2 million shillings for transferring Benson Omala. In addition to the financial benefit, Omala was offered a package that included a net monthly salary of Ksh 1,312,720, a house, a personal car, match bonuses, and medical insurance. The failed move to Algerian side JS Saoura for a six-month loan transfer was addressed by Gor Mahia manager Jonathan McKinstry.
The deal would have seen Omala earn a monthly net pay of approximately Ksh 1,298, 817, along with other benefits such as access to a paid medical cover, a house, and a personal car. McKinstry emphasized that Omala’s commitment to the club remains unaffected despite the missed opportunity, stating his determination to perform well for the team, friends, and fans. McKinstry also revealed that the club gave Omala a few days’ break to overcome the disenchantment.
The reasons behind the failed deal were explained by McKinstry, citing the importance of ensuring the correctness and accuracy of the paperwork. He expressed disappointment for Omala and mentioned that the club had been willing to allow him to pursue the opportunity, emphasizing the significance of doing things correctly rather than hastily.