Three out of weekend match with injuries

Defender Eugene Ochieng is among the players who will miss the Sofapaka game as he is out injured

Head coach Dunstan Nyaudo has three players ruled out of the weekend trip to Narok where the team will be facing Sofapaka in the 25th round of matches at the Narok County Stadium on Sunday 5th August.

Right back Cylus Shitote is out with a hamstring injury and after missing the draw with Nzoia Sugar, he has been confirmed absent for one more week and thus the Sofapaka game comes too soon for him.

Defender Eugene Ochieng is also out with a knee injury. He had scans conducted on the troublesome knee but team doctor John Imboywa confirms more scans will be required to ascertain the extent.

Meniscus tear

“Eugene has a suspected meniscus tear. We need further scans to verify this but at the moment we can confirm he is out. He may be out for about four weeks, but that remains subject to confirmation pending the report from the scan,” he said.

Just like Eugene, midfielder Oscar Injika will also have to wait a little longer for his debut after failing to recover from the ankle injury that has kept him out for the past few weeks.

Fortunately for Injika, scans revealed no fractures or dislocation to his ankle but Doctor Imboywa confirmed he will be out for at least four weeks.

“Injika had scans last week and the good thing is that he has no dislocation or fracture. To give him enough time to heal, he will be out for four weeks,” he added.

Positive news

On a more positive note, midfielder Omar Boraafya has been in training with the team for the last two days after missing the last two games with a knee injury. Barring another injury setback, he will be available for selection.

After a fine month in July, where the team won three and drew two of the five matches played , coach Nyaudo will be hoping for a fine start to August, with a win over Sofapaka, a team that beat Ulinzi 2- 1 at home in the first leg.

 

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