Tuesday May 15 2018

Mutyaba frustrated at missing Al Ahly tie through injury

Mutyaba frustrated at missing Al Ahly tie through injury

Mutyaba, who missed yesterday’s morning training session at Namboole, says he hurt his ankle ligament again when he came on as substitute against Proline. FILE PHOTO 

By Denis Bbosa

Caf champions league
Today’s games
KCCA vs Al Alhy
Mbabane Swallows vs Primeiro de Agosto
Difaa El Jadidi vs TP Mazembe
ES Setif vs MC Alger
Esperance vs Township
Wydad vs AS Togo-Port

Kampala. A recurring ankle injury will keep KCCA midfielder Muzamir Mutyaba out of the epic Caf Champions League clash with Egyptian giants Al Ahly today at Namboole.

Mutyaba had only returned for the Proline league match last Tuesday when he sustained the nasty injury.
In fact, manager Mike Mutebi was over the moon for the timely return to fitness of the midfield duo of Mutyaba and Sadam Juma after the 2-0 triumph at Lugogo.

“These are players that use the ball well,” Mutebi told Daily Monitor, “Their return definitely adds to our strength. I have to say it’s the right time for them to return and we need them.

“We need them at the continent because they do give us depth, they bring experience.”
Mutyaba, who missed yesterday’s morning training session at Namboole, says he hurt his ankle ligament again when he came on as substitute against Proline.

Twisted ankle
“As I chased down Noordin Bunjo (Proline), I twisted the ankle again and felt the pain but played on until the end,” he said.

“The doctor (Ivan Ssewanyana) gave me an injection but the pain persisted. I won’t be able to play,” he said with a tinge of sorrow.

In his absence, Mutebi will turn to Lawrence Bukenya, Isaac Kirabira, Juma, Allan Okello and Jackson Nunda to combat Al Alhly’s attack-minded midfield of Hossam Ashour, Amr Al Sulaya, Mido Gaber and Walid Soliman.

KCCA has missed Mutyaba’s penetrative impact, midfield drive and vital goals for the lengthy time he has been bogged by injuries best evidenced in the 1-0 loss to Township Rollers a fortnight ago.

dbbosa@ug.nationmedia.com

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