Posta Rangers head coach Sammy Pamzo Omollo will have to craft a way of coping without one of his key men, Danson Kago, who has joined the list of long term absentees with an ankle injury that will see him sit out at least six weeks.
Kago snapped his ankle in the team’s preps for the game against Nzoia Sugar in the past week, joining another long term absentee, defender Kennedy Onyango, who is also nursing an ankle injury and the coach acknowledges this is a big blow.
He is however banking on the cover provided by other available players as he promised to give the winger time and space for gull recovery.
“Kago is out for one and a half months; a big blow for us but we will definitely cope. I have a number of good players who can slot in so as much as we feel for him, we will try our best to cover the gap he leaves,” Pamzo told Soka.
The coach leads the team to Mombasa to play Bandari FC in the 15th week of Kenyan Premier League (KPL) and as Kago and Onyango continue with their recovery, the team will have a boost in the return of skipper Jockins Atudo, who was suspended for the last game.
Rangers fell 0 – 2 to Nzoia Sugar, making it a run of three games without a win and the coach is happy at Atudo’s return, as he eyes return to winning ways in this match.
“Atudo’s return is a good boost because apart from being a senior player for us, he brings in good leadership, just what we need as we look to get back to winning.
“We had some glaring mistakes in the Nzoia game and the weather then was also not very conducive for training but this week all has been smooth and we are hopeful of better returns heading to this game,” he added.
Bandari are ahead of Posta Rangers on the KPL log by four points, having picked 23 points. Just like Rangers, they will also be seeking a return to winning ways after two straight winless outings.