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Waiswa, who was attacked by K’Ogalo fans on Saturday, has been advised to take a six week rest after scans revealed multiple fractures to the skull

By Dennis Mabuka

Sony Sugar defender Andrew Waiswa has been ruled out of action for the rest of the season following attack by rowdy Gor Mahia fans after their GOtv Shield Cup match at Kasarani on Saturday.

Sony coach Zedekiah ‘Zico’ Otieno has exclusively revealed to Goal that Waiswa will not play any part this season after doctors advised him to take a six week rest.

“Waiswa’s season is over. Doctors have advised that he takes a six week break from any football activities. He has multiple fractures to the skull and will need to rest completely. We have just returned to Awendo and will advise his family accordingly.

“It is very unfortunate that hooligans can end someone’s career just like that. Waiswa was one of my dependable defenders and is absence will be a big blow to our quest to finish in a respectable position.

“Waiswa’s family has been gutted by the incident that happened on Saturday and we hope football authorities will bring to book those behind the attacks. Football is a game of entertainment and Gor Mahia fans should be made to understand the same.”

Waiswa and goalkeeper Wycliffe Kasaya were taken to the Avenue hospital where Kasaya suffering head and back injuries was treated and discharged while Waiswa was admitted and kept under observation by doctors as he awaited further medical tests.

It is not clear what sparked the wrath of Gor Mahia fans leading to them storming the pitch despite the fact that that team had emerged 4-2 winners in post match penalty shootouts. The fans attacked the Sony players and particularly seemed keen on causing bodily harm to Sony’s flamboyant custodian Kasaya as Gor Mahia’s Anthony Akumu and his teammates tried in vain to shield their opponents from the mob baying for their blood.