As the start to the new Azam Uganda Premier League (AUPL) season draws closer even though it remains unfortunate that the fixtures are yet to be released, Onduparaka Football Club skipper has been sidelined for two weeks with a knee injury.
According to reports from the Arua based outfit, the “young sniper” who happens to be their lead striker “has been ruled out for two weeks with crocked knee”.
The 19-year-old who was recently omitted from the Uganda Cranes squad that traveled to Kigali, Rwanda for the reverse fixture against the Amavubi Stars in the 2018 CHAN Qualifiers picked up the injury during the national team’s 3-0 victory over Rwanda last weekend on Saturday in the first leg played at St Mary’s Stadium, Kitende.
The Livingstone Mbabazi-coached side also revealed that the youngster “missed six games” last season “due to such similar knee problems”.
However, he was arguably their best player in the 2016/17 campaign with a personal tally of 13 leagues goals, eight short of eventual top scorer Geoffrey Sserunkuma at KCCA FC who has since departed for greener pastures in Zambia with Buildcon FC.
Therefore, the Caterpillars will be eager to have him recover on time before the league kicks off, probably in early September according to reports.