Kenya stand-in coach James Nandwa reveals to Goal.com that scans have revealed no internal breeding but he will be rested as a precaution measure
The former Chemelil Sugar striker was stretched off the pitch on Thursday after coming in as a second half substitute in Harambee Stars win over Zanzibar.
Stars stand in coach James Nandwa confirmed to Goal.com that Ochieng is out of danger after the horror aerial tackle with Zanzibar’s striker Ahned Adeyom but will miss the final against the defending champions on Saturday.
“We have lost (Victor) Ochieng’ for the final. The headbutting tackle was not good but I can confirm he his out of danger. The scans have revealed no internal bleeding and doctors are still accessing him but one thing for sure he will not be available for selection on Saturday.”
Harambee Stars strolled to the regional tournament final after coming twice from behind to eventual beat a stubborn Zanzibar side 4-2 on post match penalties. The match had ended 2-2 on normal and added time.
Nandwa said he will also access some of a few players’ who picked knocks during the fierce contest before naming the team to face Uganda.
“We have a few players with knocks and bruised legs but hopefully they will be available for the match. We are meeting Uganda for the second time in this year’s competition and must prepare well to overcome that hurdle.”
Kenya lost 1-0 to Cranes in the opening match of the tournament.