Kim Handed Juma Boost Ahead Of Sony Clash

Andrew Juma looks for passing options during Wednesday's training session at the Goan Insitute Grounds.

Head coach Francis Kimanzi has been handed a boost ahead of Sunday’s encounter against Sony Sugar following the return of Andrew Juma to training.

Juma, an academy graduate, has been out for two months after suffering a hairline fracture on his left leg in training in May.

IMG_7187.jpgAndrew Juma dribbles the ball during a light rehabilitation session at the Goan Institute Grounds. 

Having received a clean bill of health from team physiotherapist Wycliffe Omom, the lanky center half resumed normal training with his teammates on Monday.

“It has been a difficult time for me because I was almost breaking into the first team then the injury slowed me down. It feels good to be back and I am working into getting into the math day squad in the next three matches,” said Juma.

IMG_7166.jpgAbubakar Keya (left), Andrew Juma (center) and Mike Simiyu (right) jog during a light rehabilitation session at the Goan Institute Grounds. 

Roma, as he is fondly referred to, alongside long term absentee Abubakar Keya are the only players who are yet to make an appearance this season. He is however keen on pushing for a starting place in a crowded department that has James Situma, George Owino, Johnstone Omurwa and Lennox Ogutu.

IMG_5584.jpgAndrew Juma puts in the work in a football conditioning training. 

“There is stiff competition in my position because we have experienced players like Wise (George Owino) and Situma. I am learning from them and hopefully I will be play at least five matches before the end of the season,” he added.

Juma will draw inspiration from his former Under 20 teammate Ahmed Ahmad who recovered from a knee injury and has since scored two goals this season.