Kenya Cup side Mwamba RFC have received injury boost ahead of the return of the league on Sat Jan 12, 2019.
Through a statement shared on Thursday, Mwamba team manager Fahad Adil told the club's website that Kenya 7s international Billy Odhiambo, Edwin Machanje, Marvin “Matelong” Odiembo and Salaton Muturi have all resumed training and will be ready for selection against Strathmore Leos on Saturday.
"Other notable players who missed the first phase of the league matches and are now training include captain Patrick Ruhiu, loosehead Brian “Gym” Otieno, Chris Hulk Asira and lock Paul Wahome", said Adil.
Hookers Brian Kahura and Kevin Kerore have also recovered from their injuries and are equally raising their hands to catch the attention of head coach Kevin Wambua, reports Mwambarugby.com.
Brian Kivasia is however not available according to Fahad as he is still nursing a knee injury sustained in the match against KCB.
“Kivasia has been ruled for a couple of months as his injury needs surgery. This is unfortunate as he was just regaining form after more than a year out with a shoulder injury,” he said.
Mwamba started the 2018/19 Kenya Cup on a low note but have since picked up to rise to 7th with 12 points, nine above their Saturday's opponent -Strathmore Leos- who have not won any game this season.
Head Coach Kevin Wambua said they "started poorly and was due to some errors we made against the three teams we lost to. We want to ensure that we get maximum points in the next games to put us in a very good position to compete for play off positions".