Ibrahim Ochieng Owino, one of the stars of the second season of Chapa Dimba na Safaricom, has signed a three year contract with Kenya Premier League side Western Stima.
The 20-year old fast-rising talent, who is also known as Beo, officially signed the contract on 13th July and will play for the Kenyan football club until July 2022. He has so far been featured in the team’s friendly matches against Kisumu Hot Stars and St. Anthony. He will make his debut on 31st August against Kariobangi Sharks in Nairobi.
“We are glad to welcome Ibrahim to the team. His style of play is quite unique and that is why we tapped into it to better our chances in the league. He is at his prime where he is able to learn and even grow into a future captain of the National team if he continues on his current tangent,” said Salim Babu, Head Coach Western Stima FC.
Ibrahim also bagged the prestigious Most Valuable Player Award (MVP) in the regional Chapa Dimba na Safaricom finals after assisting his team retain the title from the first season.
“I am humbled by how far I have come, thanks to Chapa Dimba na Safaricom. During the tournament I got exposure and a platform to showcase my talent. As I embark on this new journey, I look forward to nurturing and sharpening my skills even further under Salim Babu’s tutelage and that of the entire bench,” said Ochieng.
Western Stima FC is one of the most popular clubs in Kenya having won the National super league trophy in 2018 as well as the National under 19 trophy in 2013.