Ex-Gor Mahia midfielder Omondi signs for Sofapaka
Former Gor Mahia midfielder Kevin Omondi has joined Sofapaka on a two-year contract, Nairobi News can authoritatively reveal.
The 24 year old left K’Ogalo in June this year to pursue greener pastures in South Africa, but he was rendered clubless when the deal fell through two months later prompting his premature return to the country.
The former Fisa Academy player was rumored to be on his way back to K’Ogalo upon his return, but Sofapaka chairman Elly Kalekwa yesterday told Nairobi News that Omondi has already put pen to paper on a two-year deal that will see him stay at Batoto ba Mungu until 2017.
“He (Omondi) is now our player, we have already agreed on the terms of his contract. We will reveal the names of our other signings next week,” Kalekwa said.
Omondi began his premier league career at Gor Mahia in 2010 while on loan from Fisa Academy, but left the club midway through this season for South Africa where he penned a two-year contract with top tier club Moroka Swallows.
He however failed to break into the team and was eventually loaned out to lower tier side FC Cape Town. This move, coupled with the fact that he found it difficult to secure a work permit, frustrated Omondi who then terminated the contract before returning home in October without having kicked a ball.
During his second stint at K’Ogalo, Omondi proved to be a talented midfielder and was a darling of the fans for his fine passes, his creativity and explosive pace.
Kalekwa said he believes the player will be a valuable addition as he prepares to bolster the team ahead of the new Kenyan Premier League season.
“We have a tough task in continental competition next year so we need to sign players who are capable of helping us make an impact in the tournaments,” he said.
Meanwhile, midfielder Anthony ‘Muki’ Kimani has Bandari from Sofapaka on a two-year contract.