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Stars Abroad: Mariga back for Barcelona clash
By Peter Wainaina | Thu 05 Oct, 2017 16:30

Since signing for Spanish second division side Real Oviedo in the just concluded summer transfer window, Kenyan midfielder MacDonald Mariga has only featured once for the team in seven league games so far; A late substitute appearance in the 1-1 draw away to Almeria back in August.

Difficult Transition

It has been a tough transition period for the lanky midfielder who has been omitted from the side due to niggling injuries. But that might be about to change though as he has uploaded pictures of him on his social media accounts looking sharp in training and in a joyous mood.

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Last week before Real’s league game against Real Zaragoza played on Monday 2 October, coach Juan Antonio Anquela had suggested that the team was expecting a player back into contention for this weekend’s crucial league game away to Barcelona B on Sunday 8.

“At the moment there’s no change, but perhaps we’ll have somebody back for next week. We must stay calm and keep going,” Anquela is quoted as saying by the club’s official portal.

Inconsistent Results

Those comments coupled with the pictures shared by Mariga have strengthened the belief that the Kenyan international might feature at some point at the Mini Estadi.

Real are having an inconsistent season so far where they have only won twice in seven games so far. They lie 13th on the log with nine points, six above bottom side Sevilla Atletico.

Peter Wainaina
Twitter: @naina_naish
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