Injured Mbongi hopes for a lift

Omar Mbongi in action during the preseason friendly match against Posta Rangers in January 2018

He still has at least four weeks before being considered for action and injured defender Omar Mbongi has admitted it is tough being out there as he recuperates from a pelvic bone injury.

The defender valiantly endured the pain from the injury sustained in 2017, to skipper the team in the early stages of the 2018 season but aggravated the injury in March and a six – week break was prescribed to allow him recover.

Positive

Being out of action has not been easy for him and as he enters the third week of recovery, he can only look to the future with positivity.

“It is tough being out; I miss the game and I miss the pressures of being out there fighting for my team. It is still painful and I have been advised not to even kick a ball, so you can imagine. I pray it recovers soon enough but I am positive and going through each day with hope. I still have four weeks to go,” he said.

The defender also reflected on the team’s run in the league and rallies his team mates to work harder and lift the team in the wake of three straight winless outings.

Challenge on players

“It is not a very good run for us. The last three games have been tough for us and we need to think about this really hard. As players, the challenge is on us to lift the team and we have to do that starting now.

“The next game is a tricky one and we play away from home; we have no option but to win, having dropped points in the last two home matches this month,” he added.

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