‘It was an adventure’ – Omolo remembers Cercle Brugge after Erzurumspor move

The midfielder has moved to the Turkish side ending an association with the Belgian team that started in 2017

Harambee Stars midfielder Johanna Omolo bid farewell to her former Cercle Brugge side after completing her transfer from Buyuksehir Belediye Erzurumspor on Wednesday.

Omolo, who signed a contract extension with the Belgian side five months ago, made the surprising decision to join the struggling Super Lig side on Wednesday.

The Harambee Star described his time at Cercle Brugge as an “adventure that ended”.

“An adventure ends at Cercle Brugge, a place that I have been at home for four fantastic years,” said the midfielder on a Facebook Publish. “Always difficult to say goodbye.

“I would like to thank the players and staff of Cercle Brugge for these magical moments. Special thanks to the incredible fans of the Circle, you made me feel at home and my family, thanks always for your support.

As he joined the Turkish side, a huge task awaits him as Buyuksehir Belediye Erzurumspor is at the bottom with just 13 points in 18 games.

The former Coast Stars midfielder was a regular first team with the national team and scored a goal that helped the Harambee Stars draw 1-1 with Togo in November 2019 in the Cup qualifiers of African Nations (Afcon).

After a 1-1 draw and a 2-1 loss to Comoros, Omolo and his fellow Harambee Stars have to work very hard if they are to realize the dream of a back-to-back Afcon qualification. Kenya will host five times African champions Egypt and face Togo in Lomé in the other remaining match.

The 31-year-old has played for a number of clubs including Coast Stars, Vise, Fola Esch, Beerschot and Lommel United.

In Vise, between 2007 and 2009, the midfielder played 68 games and scored eight goals before joining Fola Esch and staying between 2009 and 2011, where in 46 games he scored eight goals.

It was in Beerschot that the Kenyan star made fewer appearances compared to all the clubs he has played for, he only appeared five games and scored no goals.

He left on loan at Lommel United in 2013 before making the move permanent and staying until 2014, played 19 games and left for Royal Antwerp.

Omolo has made the most appearances at a single Club Brugge, appearing in 69 games and scoring four times.


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