Collins Ochieng in action against Tusker in the Saturday 24th March friendly game.
Head coach Dunstan Nyaudo has welcomed the return of midfielders Collins Ochieng and Enosh Ochieng, who have spent the most of this season so far out with injuries.
Enosh was nursing a metatarsal injury sustained in the opening game of the season as the team beat Zoo FC 4 – 2 while Collins was out with a thigh muscle strain picked in preseason but the two played a part in the 1 – 3 loss to Tusker in the Saturday 24th March friendly.
Match fitness issues
The coach believes with the duo’s returns, which definitely boosts his options, the team will be much stronger but he has his reservations over their match fitness even though he acknowledges that’s the smaller problem, compared to their journeys through recovery.
“Collins is coming up well apart from the fact that he does not have the match fitness he requires so much at this level. He remains part of my future plans and probably we will see him play before June because he has strong passes and is a good tackler; the kind of player you can always plan with in mind.
“Enosh has been training but he also has the match fitness issues though he is coming up well right from training,” he said.
The team is currently in camp, preparing for the game against Kariobangi Sharks on Saturday 31st March.