Teenage midfielder Timothy Ouma from Laiser Hill Academy has joined Simba wa Nairobi on a long term deal.
Ouma, also known as Babu – same as another new signing Rowland Makati – is the reigning Chapa Dimba Rift Valley Most Valuable Player, an accolade bestowed on him in early March 2020 at the Kericho Green Stadium after he led Laiser Hill’s comeback to finish off dreaded Kapenguria Heroes for the regional title.
During the final, that Laiser Hill went on to win on post match penalties after a 1-1 regular time stalemate, Ouma endeared himself to City Stars coach Sanjin Alagic who witnessed the epic final.
Prior to the tournament in Kericho, Ouma had been accompanying his sibling Elvis Noor Ojiambo for City Stars training on his school off days.
“I had been training with City Stars occasionally and I was blown away by the coaches’ approach,”
“I was asked to return after school and I am more than elated to have been considered and handed a contract ahead of the next season,” said the excited Ouma
Adding his voice to Ouma’s arrival at the Simba wa Nairobi den was team coordinator Samson Otieno;
“He proved himself early when he attended our training sessions. Only schooling kept him away from us but he has since concluded his studies and can now focus on football,”
“His qualities are in no doubt and we believe he will fit in well in the soonest time possible with the rest of the squad. We welcome him onboard. ” added Otieno
Babu will don jersey no. 20.