August 30, 2019 Patrick Korir

Maloba, Gateri ruled out of season opener

New Coach Sanjin Alagic will kick off the 2019/20 National Super League (NSL) season without two key players David Gateri and Oliver Maloba as City Stars prepare to host Shabana at the Hope Centre on Sunday 1 September, 2019.

Gateri suffered a back injury in the team’s last preseason friendly at Moi Stadium, Kisumu against Western Stima on Wednesday 21 August, 2019 and is yet to fully recover while Maloba picked an injury on Friday 30 August, 2019 as the team drilled for the upcoming game.

“Gateri back is still a problem and will have to sit out for another two to three weeks to fully recover. He will be given specialized attention during this period,” said Coach Sanjin

“For Maloba he aggravated his ankle in training and will miss the weekend game. We expect him back for the next game next weekend.” He added

With Gateri out Heritier and Jimmy Bageya will contest a place on the left wing as Davis Agesa and Nahashon Thiong’o go for the right wing where Maloba has been featuring in during pre-season games.

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