Mathare United midfielder Ahmed Ahmed is optimistic he will recover in time to return to action before the 2017 Kenyan Premier League season comes to an end in November.
Ahmad is set to sit out for six weeks to fully recover from a successful surgery on his knee.
“I hope I will be available for the last five or seven matches,” said the promising player who was promoted to Mathare’s senior rank last January before injury slowed him down.
“This has been a very difficult moment for me because I have been watching people train yet I cannot play. It hurts more that I am out of the team and we are struggling to score,” he told the club official portal.
Ahmed now joins the growing list of crooked players like Roy Syamba and Alphonce Ndonye on the treatment table.
Ahmed is expected to return to action earlly September, leaving head coach Francis Kimanzi with a daunting task of shuffling between club’s top scorer Chrispin Oduor, Tyson Otieno and David Owino as the only options for his attacking midfield as he tries to pull Mathare off the mad off the bottom of the table.
The ‘slum boys’ are currently 17th on the 18 team table with 11 points from 15 matches. Mathare will next host Sony Sugar in a league match on July 15.