April 14, 2022 Patrick

Njunge out for the season

City Stars, Njunge

Goalkeeper Stephen Njunge Ndungu has been forced to sit out the rest of the season due to a recent knee knock.

Njunge injured his knee as City Stars took on second-tier side Kibera Black Stars in a friendly game last week in Ngong Vapor. He had to leave the field of play as early as the eighth minute following a collision with an opponent.

According to team physio Brian Otieno Odongo, Njunge has been advised by the Doctors to stay out for a while to fully recover.

“Examinations were done on him and it was found out that he strained his knee. Active rest for three months has been recommended with treatment and medication for full recovery to be achieved,” said Odongo

On his part, Njunge said; “I feel really sad as that this has happened at a time when I wanted to contribute to the team as we head towards season-end. I pray for a faster recovery.” said Njunge

City Stars head coach Nicholas Muyoti is disturbed at the realization that his top keeper is now out for a few months.

“It is very sad to lose him at this point of the season. I wish him a quick recovery. His presence had a good effect on (Jacob) Osano and I hope (Elvis) Ochoro will step up and give competition.” said Muyoti

Till the injury, Njunge had made the Simba wa Nairobi squad in 20 of 25 games played in the current FKF Premier League season.

Steve Njunge

Nairobi City Stars keeper Steve Njunge warming up ahead of a round 22 Premier League game against Nzoia United at the Narok Stadium on Fri 25 June 2021

Njunge, City Stars, Rangers

Keeper Stephen Njunge initiates play against Posta Rangers during a 7th round Premier League game on Fri 8th Jan 2021 at Kasarani. The game ended 1-1

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