Ahmed upbeat after knee surgery

Ahmed Ahmad warms up before the KPL Round 4 match against Muhoroni Youth. He has undergone a successful surgery on his left knee and he is expected to return for the closing stages of the season.

After enduring a tough first leg that saw him restricted to the sidelines due to a nasty injury, midfielder Ahmed “Bossy” Ahmad has been handed a reprieve after undergoing a successful knee surgery on his left knee.

Ahmed, who was promoted to the senior team in January 2017 after a fantastic performance in the December edition of the Kenyan Premier League (KPL) Under 20 tournament, had a good preseason before his progress was slowed down by a knock suffered in training midway through the first leg.

Having failed to recover from the knock, a MRI scan was performed on his knee revealing a second degree meniscus tear and team doctor Wycliffe Omom advised that he had to be operated on. Speaking on the surgery Omom revealed that modern procedure was applied on Ahmed adding that he will be back sooner than expected.

Quick recovery

“Ahmed underwent the latest anthroscopy surgery which was very successful. He also underwent the latest PRP treatment in sports medicine to realize quick recovery. He is likely to be out for 6 weeks after which he will resume light training,” said Omom who also doubles up as the Harambee Stars team doctor.

With the league set to enter the second leg later in August, Ahmed is optimistic that he will be in good shape for the closing stages as he seeks to reclaim his first team place.

Difficult moment

“This has been a very difficult time for me because I have been watching people train yet I cannot play. It hurts more that I am out of the team and we are struggling to score. However people like Captain George Owino and assistant coach Salim Ali have been encouraging me and I am glad that the surgery was a success. I hope that I will be available for the last five or seven matches,” said Ahmed.

Ahmed now joins long term absentee Roy Syamba and Alphonce Ndonye on the treatment table. In his absence head coach Francis Kimanzi will have club top scorer Chrispin Oduor, Tyson Otieno and David Owino as his attacking midfield options. 

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