June 13, 2024

KCB boosted by Mutinda's return

KCB boosted by Mutinda's return
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Ordinarily ACL tears take close or more than eight months to heal but Mutinda spent more time on the sidelines as he returned to the theatre in September last year.

Football Kenya Federation Premier League side KCB have been handed a timely boost after their skipper Michael Mutinda resumed training.

Mutinda has been out since April 26 last year when he picked a nasty knee injury while in action against twelve-time league champions Tusker.

The defensive midfielder tore his left Anterior Cruciate Ligament and had to go under the knife in May to repair the damage as well as save his career.

Ordinarily ACL tears take close or more than eight months to heal but Mutinda spent more time on the sidelines as he returned to the theatre in September last year.

Before the injury struck, Mutinda was in and out of the rehabilitation room as the knee was giving him all sorts of trouble and at some point missed national team duties after pulling out of camp.

The midfielder is nearing recovery according to the latest from the club although he may not feature this season as he isn't registered for the season.

 


In his absence, defensive midfielder Brian Ochieng and veteran goalkeeper Gabriel Andika have been skippering the bankers.

Mutinda was named the KCB captain in March 2022, replacing Simon Munala who was stripped of the armband under unclear circumstances.

The highly-rated midfielder joined the bankers in November 2018 from the defunct Thika United.

KCB return to action this weekend where they are scheduled to clash with Bidco United in a Mozzart Bet Cup round of 16 match.

The club eliminated Division One zone B side MOFA in the round of 32 where Philemon Nyakwaka scored the all-important goal.