Injury prone Mariga penciled for comeback

The Kenyan reveals to that he has been given a go-ahead by medical staff to resume training and could feature for Parma in next match away to Pescara
By Dennis Mabuka | Chief Editor

Kenya and Inter Milan midfielder Mcdonald Mariga has been given a go-ahead by the medical staff at Parma to resume training after getting back to fitness.

Mariga, who joined his former club from the Nerrazuri on a temporary arrangement at the end of January, was stretched off after damaging his abductor following a collision with an opponent, five minutes into his full debut against Genoa on February 15.

This set back has not only forced the former Helsinborgs attacker to sit out his side's league matches against AC Milan, Tornio, Catania and Sampdoria, but also tomorrow's crucial World Cup qualifier against Africa champions Nigeria, despite being handed a call up by new Kenya coach Adel Amrouche.

"I am much better, am feeling no pain in my groin and thigh," the midfielder exclusively told

"I went back to Milan as my parent club had to assess my injury, then I had to ferry some of my property to Parma."

"The club doctors at both Parma and Inter Milan have given me a thumbs up and its looking likely that I will play some part in the next league match away to Pescara."

Mariga also took time to wish Harambee Stars all the best against Nigeria. "The challenge will be tough, without doubt. But in football impossible is nothing."

"The team out there is very capable, and we have the capability of getting something out of this game to bring our World Cup campaign back on track. I wish the team the very best."