Naivasha based Kenyan Premier League (KPL) side Karuturi Sport had made a request to have their match against Thika United on Sunday 26 August shifted to allow most of their players who were down with illness or injury to recover but with the request not granted, the team has undertaken to move on.
The team has at least seven players on the injury list and others down with fever after playing in a rain soaked Bukhungu Stadium in their last match but coach Michael Nam says he will assess his players on Sunday morning and use those at his disposal.
-Our request was not granted so we will just move on. These are challenges we have to come up against but we will soldier on because in football injuries occur and there is nothing we can do about it.
-Of the players down with illness, I will have to do a late check on Sunday morning and determine their status; I will just have to use the players available – it doesn’t always run smoothly in this business, he told futaa.com.
Nam also revealed that there is a ray of hope as far as the injuries to Mohamed Mwachiponi, who has a knee injury and Jacob Omondi (thigh), are concerned.
-Omondi and Mwachiponi are showing good signs of recovery. If they manage to convince me by Sunday morning it will be a big big boost to us, he added.