- The Kenya Premier League top-tier Wazito FC have reportedly turned down a huge transfer offer to sell their key defender Johnstone Omurwa to the Angolan giants Petro Atletico.
Omurwa has confirmed that Petro Atletico has shown a keen interest in securing his services and has been calling him on many occasions to help finalize the move.
“Petro Atletico officials first approached me last month, but I never knew they were serious,” Omurwa said. “So, I jokingly referred them to the club because I still have a running contract.
“They (Petro) told me they were ready to give Wazito about Sh10 million for my release. But Coach Stewart Hall called me and told me he still needs me in his team and promised to engage the club to review my contractual terms,” he explained.
“Interestingly, that has not stopped Petro officials from calling me. It seems they have not given up on me. But I have told them to be patient as I engage my club,” he added.
According to Wazito CEO Dennis Gicheru, they have not been contacted by any club seeking the services of the player and went further to state even if they got offers for the player; they are not ready to sell.
“Nobody has approached us about Omurwa and we are not aware of Petro Atletico’s interest. If they reach out to us, the board of directors will make a decision. But Omurwa is one of our key players and basically, he is not up for sale,” Gicheru said.
However, Petro is not new in Kenya having and are fond of raiding talented top league players. They raided champions Gor Mahia for their lead striker Jacques Tuyisenge last season.
The Angolan clubs also signed Kenyan striker Allan Wanga in 2007, who currently features for Kakamega Homeboyz in the top-flight before the striker returned to Kenya.