Cranes forward Brian Omony is a wanted man at Rwanda’s Rayon Sports club after finishing as the top scorer with five goals in the just concluded CecafaKagame Cup.
Omony, a loaned striker from Tanzania’s giants Azam to Uganda’s KCCA caught the eyes of eight-time Rwandan league champions and the Nyanza-based club has since expressed his interest in the skillful forward.
His current team Kampala City Council Authority FC finished fourth after losing to Rwanda’s Police FC in the third place playoff match.
Speaking to journalists this week, Rayon Sports chairman said, “We talked with Omony and he expressed willingness to play for Rayon Sports but he is demanding a lot of money, which we can’t afford. He wants $50, 000 (Rwf. 34.5m),”
He added: “We are so much interested in him but we can’t get that kind of money, he impressed us during the recent Cecafa tournament.”
Asked how much the club is willing to pay for his services, Ntampaka noted, “Right now I can’t say what we are willing to offer him, but very soon we (executive committee) are going to sit to discuss what we can do to see him sign for Rayon Sports.”
Because of several injuries, Omony failed to deliver as expected for Tanzanian champions Azam FC, which led to his release after just one season. He signed a 6-month deal with Ugandan club KCCA in January.
The striker seems happy again. He was back doing what he was previously known for at the just ended KagameCecafa Club Cup – banging in the goals.
In his mid-20s, Umony netted five times for KCC to finish the championship’s top scorer despite his club only finishing fourth.
The journey-man from KCC, SuperSport United, Pretoria Tuks, Portland Timbers, Binh Duong, Azam and back to KCC in a space of four years has struggled to add to his nine Cranes goals even after being involved in the two prequalifying games against Mauritania.
But Umony believes his form in Kigali has brought a new air about him going into Uganda’s away trip for the 2015 Nations Cup qualifier against Ghana next Saturday.
“I’m on the right track I would say in terms of what I want to go on and achieve,” he said, adding, “Obviously with these games coming against Ghana and other qualifiers, it (the five goals) is a confidence boost.”
Yet Umony knows there is still a lot of work to do. “Of course there is still a lot to be done on my part. I need to be clinical enough in terms of finishing and some bits of fitness. There is definitely still work to do.”
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