After five months out, from two cratches to a single one, limping in sandals, then to training with sneakers, stopper Wycliffe Wiked Otieno has finally reacquainted himself with his soccer boots.
In mid-August 2021, while going for a corner in Ruaraka in a game against Mathare United, Otieno landed awkwardly and dislocated his ankle.
That dislocation kept him out from featuring in any game in the current 2021/2022 FKF Premier League season.
“For the first time in five months, I finally got to wear my soccer boots this week and even attended full training,”
“It’s been a long and patient journey to get here and I am glad that I can put on my boots once again and train with the team,” said Wycliffe
According to team physio Brian Otieno Odongo, it’s a matter of weeks and Wycliffe will be up for selection for games.
“He has fully healed and back to full training. In a matter of weeks, he will be ready for games once he attains the much-needed match fitness.”
Wiked has been a key component in the City Stars backline as evidenced by the 2,000 and 1,069 minutes he registered in the 2019/20 National Super League (NSL) and 2020/21 FKF Premier League, respectively.
With Wiked out, Salim Shitu Abdalla, Edwin Malebo Buliba, Kenedy Vidic Onyango, and Lennox Ogutu have been interchangeably contesting the center half positions in the last 16 games played thus far this season.