NAIROBI, Kenya- The 2008 Kenyan Premier League (KPL) champions; Mathare United FC confirmed the signing of Liberty Academy forward Klinsmann Omulanga on a year-long loan deal on Thursday.
Omulanga, a son to former Kenyan international Wycliffe Anyang’u, will compete for a place upfront against 2017 revelations Chris Ochieng’ and Elijah Mwanzia as well as the experienced Clifford Alwanga who was recently snapped from Tusker.
Speaking to SportPesa News, the 21 year-old maintained he was ready to fight for a place after stepping up to the KPL from third-tier Football Kenya Federation National Division One League where Liberty play.
“This is a new experience for me and I’m happy with playing at this level. It is tough to compete here and it requires a lot of determination and hard work,” Omulanga emphasised.
He credited former Harambee Stars and KPL title winning Tusker FC head coach, Jacob ‘Ghost’ Mulee, who runs Liberty, with turning his head in the direction of the Slum Boys.
“I’m grateful to coach ‘Ghost’ for advising me to join this team because it gives young players an opportunity to learn.
“I want to work hard and gain experience by playing as many matches as possible at this level. When my opportunity comes I will grab it. I’m here to score goals,” Omulanga avowed.
He is keen on following in the footsteps of Anthony Mbugua and Stars striker, Michael Olunga, who plays in LaLiga side Girona who graduated from Liberty to play in the KPL.
Omulanga netted seven for the third-tier side last season.