Benson Ochieng, one of the outstanding players in the second edition of Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom, has signed a five -year contract with Kenya Premier League side Gor Mahia.
The 18-year-old striker was signed on 1st September 2020 with a statement on Gor Mahia’s website confirming the teenage sensation had joined the club. Ochieng made history by becoming the first player to score a hat-trick for Western Stima in a KPL match.
This earned him a KPL Sports Journalist Association of Kenya (SJAK) player of the month award in December 2019, becoming the third Western Stima player to win the award.
“I credit the far that I have come to working hard and believing in myself,” Ochieng says. “I would like to thank Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom for providing the platform where I got to kick-start my football journey to the national league. I wish to urge the youth to take advantage of their God-given talents and take them seriously as they can take them far.”
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The Kisumu Day form four student played a pivotal role in ensuring his former team, Manyatta United bagged the Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom Season Two national title after scoring the winning goal against Rift Valley’s Al-Ahly to win the game 2-1.
Benson’s star shone throughout the Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom tournament, winning the top scorer’s award at the regional and national level and was among the few who were selected to attend a mentorship and training session in Spain organized by Safaricom.