- Wazito FC captain Johnstone Omurwa has joined Sektzia Ness Ziona FC for an undisclosed period of time
- Omurwa has turned out for Wazito FC and Mathare United in the Kenyan Premier League since 2017
- He has also captained the national side Harambee Stars and the U23 side
Kenyan international and Wazito FC captain Johnstone Omurwa has joined a top-flight Israeli side.
Sektzia Ness Ziona FC officially confirmed the signing of the 23-year-old alongside two other players, Brazilian Ari Mora and Guinean Lancint Sidiba.
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Goal reports that Omurwa joined Wazito FC in 2017 after finishing high school. He switched sides a year later and signed up for Mathare United before returning back to Wazito in 2019.
The lanky defender has been linked with a couple of moves abroad before the Israeli move materialised. He was previously on the radar of Angolan giants Petro Atletico.
Last year, he travelled to South Africa, where he held trials with Premier Soccer League club Bidwest Wits, but he returned to the country.
Speaking after his unveiling, Omurwa expressed his delight in starting a new chapter.
I want to thank the Nes Ziona management for the opportunity to play in the Premier League. I expect to start the season and meet the club’s goals and even beyond that.
On the international side, Omurwa has captained both the U23 Emerging Stars and the Senior side. He has so far racked up 11 appearances for the national team.
Nes Ziona were promoted to Israeli top-flight Ligat ha'Al at the end of last season after finishing third in the regular season of the Championship group.
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