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The 25 year-old, who moved to Parma from parent club Inter, was forced off the encounter at the Stadio Tardini after only five minutes in a game that ended goalless

Kenya and Inter Milan midfielder Macdonald Mariga has told Goal.com that the injury he suffered against Genoa in a league match on Sunday 'was not serious'.

The 25 year-old was forced off the encounter at the Stadio Tardini after only five minutes in a game that eventually ended goalless.

"I felt sharp pain that persisted. Its nothing serious, The injury will be assesed by the medical team, but am certain to be available for the next game."

Mariga moved to Parma from parent club Inter Milan in a temporary arrangement during the January transfer window after guarantees from boss Roberto Donadoni that he will get more first team appearances.

News of the latest setback by the player will also be received with interest by Harambee Stars technical bench, as coach James Nandwa had revealed that his intentions to use the former Helsinborgs player during the upcoming World Cup qualifier against Nigeria in March.

Mariga only returned to fitness last November after a seven months layoff since picking a knee injury on in Serie A game for Parma against Novara.

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