Local fans took to the road, hours before Harambee Stars’ Group ‘A’ match against Zanzibar in the on-going Cecafa Cup, to show support for the injured star in a peaceful procession that snaked its ways past the streets of Machakos town.
Holding a placard with a ‘Get Well Soon’ message, the over a thousand fans wished the Kenyan captain a quick recovery after realizing that he will once again sit out when Spurs play Stoke City in an English Premier League match at Wembley Stadium.
The former Celtic and Southampton player, who has been an integral part of Mauricio Pochettino's team since his arrival from St. Mary's Stadium in June 2016, has missed the majority of this season, playing just 98 minutes in two English Premier League games.
Ahead of a busy festive period, the Argentine gaffer is however, elated with the midfielder’s recovery process but failed to disclose a specific date for his return.
“We’re positive, his knee is reacting well but it’s still too early to say when it’s possible for him to join the group,” Pochettino told the club's official website.
“We need to assess him day by day, week by week and we’ll see in the next few weeks if he can join the group. But yes, he’s in a good mood and we are happy so far. He has to keep working and if all goes well, hopefully he can join the group as soon as possible.”