Head coach Benjamin Nyangweso’s preparations for the upcoming game against Tusker will take a big hit with more key players set to miss the Saturday 26 October clash at the Afraha Stadium in Nakuru, with injury.
Stand-in skipper Boniface Okinyi, who was withdrawn with a knee sprain in the draw with KCB on Saturday 19th October, will stay off the Tusker game as he undergoes review. Provisionally, he is expected to be out for a week.
Team Doctor John Imboywa’s injury report for the week also has defender Omar Mbongi, who has been struggling with a thigh muscle injury for a better part of the past week. The injury saw him miss the KCB FC game and he is set for further scans on Thursday 24th October before review.
Club skipper James Saruni, who has been recovering from an ankle injury remains out. He had a review earlier in the week, which revealed good progress and he is expected to resume training after two weeks.
The Tusker game also comes too soon for right back Cyril Nasiali who suffered a calf muscle sprain earlier in the season. He still has a month out before he can resume full training but Doctor Imboywa reports that his recovery is well on track.
George Omondi is another player set to miss the weekend game. He picked a thigh muscle injury in the run up to the KCB game. He sat out the match and is set for his second miss of the season. However, there has been a marked improvement with the injury and the doctor estimates his return for next week.
Meanwhile, there was a scare with midfielder Ibrahim Shambi who picked a knock in training on Wednesday 23rd October, having just recovered from a heel injury. He will be reviewed later today before a comprehensive report is issued on his state.
On a more positive note, Daniel Waweru, who missed the KCB game is back in training.