Tusker midfielder Brian Osumba is getting back to his best after staying out for 18 months with injury, having broken his leg in a motorbike accident early in 2016 and he says he wants to play a crucial part in Tusker FC’s 2017 campaign.
Osumba missed the entire 2016 season, as the team won the Kenyan Premier League (KPL) title and the GOtv Shield and he describes his time out as the toughest in his career, having not played a minute under former coach Paul Nkata.
“My time out with injury was the toughest; like every footballer, I want to be out there playing all the time so it was very hard watching my team mates. I also knew it would be hard to get back to the team because they were playing well and winning matches,” he said.
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Tusker team doctor Wycliffe Makanga and physio Enos Karani have been key in the player’s recovery, and return to action.
The 2013 KPL Midfielder of the Year has also been a beneficiary of trust from coach George Nsimbe, who joined the team early this year and he can’t thank them enough as he guns for a regular place in the team.
“I came back in February this year and I have been accorded good treatment at the team. I worked well with the physio and the team doctor and today I am in a position where I can compete. I can play really well.
“The coach has belief in me and has given me a chance just like any other players so I will give my best to help the team achieve its ambitions for the season and beyond as a way of appreciating them for being with me at my lowest moment,” he added.
Tusker will be taking on second tier side Palos FC in the second round of the GOtv Shield on Sunday 9 July before resuming league duties with a game against Western Stima on Sunday 16 July.
The Brewers are joint top with Gor Mahia in KPL, with 28 points.