Ulinzi Stars central defender Kevin Ouma is determined to come back stronger from the knee injury that he suffered during last week’s FKF Premier League match against Tusker.
The match which ended in a barren draw saw the soldiers go level on 22 points with 12th placed Police who edged them on a better goal difference.
But as they prepare to welcome KCB at their new home ground in Kericho on Saturday (today), the former champions will have to do without the services of their dependable defender.
Ouma has established himself as a regular player at the club since joining them from Posta Rangers in September barely a few months after his move from Kibera Black Stars.
“I feel better. There is some improvement now I can jog a bit. I am hopeful that I will come back stronger,” said Ouma.
“Joining in as a new player and getting in sync with the other players is not easy and sometimes it takes so long but for me, it took just a few days. You have to be confident enough to slot in seamlessly.”
Asked about his life at the new club so far and their season aspirations, Ouma said: “Competition in the team is top and there is always a player who can slot in at every position even after one is injured. It is good seeing that kind of competition because it shows everyone is ready to help the team.
“We need to take each game at a time without feeling any kind of pressure. I am sure that we will be in a better position at the end of the season.
“The coach is very demanding. He wants one to give their best always, in training and in matches and it is a good thing for us as team.”