Brian Birgen will be back for the clash against Kariobangi Sharks on Thursday 7 February
In our 12th match of the season, we will be up against Kariobangi Sharks at Kasarani Stadium and for the clash slated to kick off at 3pm on Thursday 7th February, head coach Dunstan Nyaudo will have defender Brian Birgen returning.
Birgen suffered a facial cut in the final training session ahead of the game against Chemelil Sugar on Saturday 2nd February and would go on to miss the clash which ended in a 1 – 1 draw. His return offers the coach more options in the right back position, with Cylus Shitote and Abdalla Hamisi also available.
On the flip side though, Bonventure Muchika will be out of the match. Muchika picked an ankle sprain in the first half of the Chemelil Sugar FC draw and was withdrawn, with his place snapped up by Boniface Andayi.
According to Team Doctor John Imboywa, Muchika could be out for a couple of weeks, which means he will also be unavailable for the game against Western Stima, which comes on Monday.
“Brian is back but Muchika is out. I don’t think he will be ready for Monday’s game but we will keep assessing his progress,” the doctor noted.
Also ruled out of the Thursday game is defender George Omondi who suffered a foot injury in training, while Omar Boraafya is still out with a thigh muscle strain.
Ibrahim Shambi, who has been missing since the second round of matches, is back in training and is a contender for a starting berth.