Kiongera, who joined Gor Mahia from Kenya Commercial Bank at the start of this season, says he will make a comeback to first team action ‘earlier than expected'
By Goal.com Staff
Gor Mahia striker Paul Kiongera has assured fans of a quick return from injury despite his coach ruling him out for six months.
Kiongera, who joined K’Ogalo from Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB) at the start of this season, says he will make a comeback to first team action ‘earlier than expected.”
“It’s so sad when some people say I am out for the rest of the season yet even the doctors are yet to say anything ...I will be back and stronger than before,” Kiongera said in a post on his facebook page.
“I believe anything that is God given cannot be taken away by anyone only him who gives has the power to take it....I will keep my dream regardless of the obstacles ahead.”
On Thursday, coach Zdravko Logarusic told Goal.com that Kiongera’s return to action could extend to six months because ‘he has been asked to undergo surgery.’
“Kiongera has been trying to come back but today (Thursday) he went for check-up and was told the injury is serious and he must undergo surgery which will keep him out for six months.”
He added: “It is disappointing but we have no choice though we have asked him to seek a second opinion to see whether it can be reversed.”
The youthful Kiongera made an immediate impact immediately after signing for K’Ogalo scoring twice when they thrashed Seychelles side Anse Reunion 5-0 in the return leg fixture of the Caf Confederation Cup away.
He also scored when Gor stopped Sofapaka 1-0 in their season opener with a wonderful back heel. Edwin Lavatsa another Gor Mahia striker, who was on the injury list, has started light training.