Jonah Ayunga during his Galway United unveiling in 2017. The striker is close to making a return to competitive action after suffering a leg break in August Photo Credit:
Kenyan striker nears return after suffering broken leg
By Peter Wainaina | Tue 13 Feb, 2018 14:57

Kenyan international Jonah Ayunga will soon be available to make his much awaited debut for Poole Town after head coach Tom Killick at the English club confirmed that he was recovering well from a long term injury layoff and will resume training in a weeks time.

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Ayunga suffered a broken leg in August of last year while on-loan at Galway United in Ireland from parent club Brighton and Hove Albion and has been sidelined ever since.

Poole Town acquired his services for the remainder of the current season when they brought him in during the January transfer window.

Full-time training

“The reason we were given the opportunity to sign him was that he wasn’t fit. He is, hopefully, going to be full-time training in about a week,” Killick is quoted by the Bournemouth Echo.

“I don’t know how long Brighton will then need him to be training before we can have him so we will have to wait and see,” he concluded.

Poole Town are currently third from bottom in the National League South, the sixth tier of English football. With 13 games yet to play till the end of the season, the Dorset based outfit will be hoping that Ayunga repays the faith shown in him with goals as they aim to avoid the drop.

Stars call-up

The 21 year old was called-up to the national team fold in 2016 together with defender Josh Lelan by then coach Stanley Okumbi but never got the chance to feature in an international friendly game away to Uganda and in a 2017 AFCON qualifier against Zambia.

Lelan on the other hand made his Stars debut in the game against Uganda, coming on as an 80th minute substitute in the 0-0 draw.

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Peter Wainaina
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