February 3, 2022 Patrick

Wycliffe Otieno back to his boots

Nairobi City Stars

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.

Wiked, City Stars

Nairobi City Stars stopper Wycliffe ‘Wiked’ Otieno challenges Ulinzi Stars right back Brian Birgen to the ball during a Betking Premier League match day 25 on Sat 17 Jul 2021 at the ASK Showground. City Stars won 2-0

Nairobi City Stars, Betway Cup

Wesley Onguso and Wycliffe Otieno chase the ball during a round 64 Betway Cup tie against Mutomo Rangers at Kitui Stadium on Sat 13 Feb 2021. City Stars won 4-1

Wycliffe Otieno in a game against Mt. Kenya United at Dagoretti High on Sat 14 Nov 2020

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