Sofapaka captain Duncan Ochieng’ will be out of action for three months following the injury he sustained during their Kenya Premier League match against AFC Leopards’ at Machakos Stadium on Sunday.
Batoto ba Mungu have confirmed in their official website that Ochieng’, who doubles as Harambee Stars’ goalkeeper, sustained a fractured Humerus in his right arm after colliding with AFC Leopards’ captain Martin Imbalambala and underwent surgery on Monday.
“After noting the seriousness of his injury we rushed him to the Machakos Level 5 Hospital where he had an x-ray and we discovered a fracture in his right Humerus. At this point he needed to go for surgery but unfortunately we couldn’t find a place those sides so we had to take him to Nairobi Hospital,” said Sofapaka team physio Dr. Willy Mukoya.
“The captain will have the surgery this morning (Monday) and without doubt I can confirm that he will be out for three months. That’s how long such injuries take to heal. It is sad but there is nothing we can do but give him the best medical care and pray for him.”
Ochieng’ has been instrumental for both Sofapaka and Kenya’s Harambee Stars’ and was in top form as the country grabbed Cecafa Senior Challenge trophy last year.