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Waithira ruled out of Wazito FC match against Western Stima

10:59 PM GMT+8 13/09/2019
Shafan Oyugi of Kariobangi Sharks v Joseph Waithira of Nakumatt.
The big-spending newcomers have confirmed they will miss the services of the winger against the Powermen on Saturday

Wazito FC will miss the services of winger Joe Waithera when they take on Western Stima in a Kenyan Premier League (KPL) match on Saturday.

The newly-promoted side has confirmed Waithira picked a knock during training on Thursday and will thus miss the trip to face the Powermen.

The winger had just recovered from a back problem but during Thursday's session he got a knock which has now ruled him out for about a week.

“Joe [Waithira] is out of our game against Western [Stima],” the club confirmed on their official page.

“He has a slight knock and we have decided to let him rest as he recovers. He should be available for our next game.”

Meanwhile, young keeper Bixente Otieno has been named in the travelling party. He is joined by Dan Owino, Teddy Osok, Musa Masika and Victor Ndinya.

The six were not included in the squad which played Nzoia Sugar a fortnight ago. The big-spending Wazito managed a 1-1 draw against the Sugar Millers in their league opener while Western Stima forced a 2-2 draw against Kariobangi Sharks.

Travelling Squad:

Goalkeepers: Kevin Omondi, Bixente Otieno.

Defenders: Johnstone Omurwa, Bernard Ochieng, Lloyd Wahome, Abouba Sibomana, Karim Nizigiyimana, Dan Owino.

Midfielders: Teddy Osok, Brian Musa, Amos Asembeka, Joshua Nyatini, Ali Abondo, Musa Masika.

Forwards: Victor Ndinya, Paul Acqua, Derrick Onyango, Derrick Otanga, Elvis Rupia.