News Live Scores

Sofapaka allay fears over injured striker ahead season kick-off

4:38 pm AEDT 30/1/18
Kepha Aswani of Nakumatt
Batoto ba Mungu’s have revealed that the injury suffered by Kepha Aswani was not serious and that he will be available

Sofapaka have confirmed that striker Kepha Aswani will be fit to play when the Kenyan Preemier League season kicks-off this weekend.

Aswani, signed from Nakumatt this transfer window, has not been training with the side following an injury he sustained while turning out for national team Harambee Stars during Cecafa Senior Challenge cup tournament.

Batoto ba Mungu’s technical bench have now revealed that the injury suffered by the striker was not serious and that he will be available for selection when the season gets underway.

“Aswani is going through professional therapy and hopefully, he should be fully fit before our opening 2018 KPL match against Bandari. Injuries are normal during training and Aswani will be 100 percent fit before we meet the Dockers,” Technical Director Martin Ndagano told the club’s official website.

Due to the injury, Aswani did not play a part in Sofapaka’s international friendly against Kampala City Council Authority (KCCA) of Uganda in Narok last week that ended in a barren draw.

The former, Thika United, AFC Leopards and Nakumatt will also be missing in action when Sofapaka takes on National Super League (NSL) side Kenya Police in their third pre-season friendly match at Eastleigh High School ground on Wednesday.