- Wazito FC and Harambee Stars defender Bernard Ochieng is hopeful for a full recovery and a return to action as soon as the Kenyan Premier League (KPL) resumes.
The defender suffered a knee injury in February this year and had an operation in March. He passed his word of gratitude to the club for taking care of him at his most vulnerable moment. He said it has been a challenging journey and hopes for the best.
“I am doing well. I think the progress has been good and I am looking forward to getting fully fit in the near future,” Ochieng stated on the club’s portal.
“Right now, I am working on strengthening my left knee. I am also doing some agility and reaction training so that when I have recovered fully from the injury I do not lag behind in terms of fitness,” continued the captain.
“I think no one told me what to expect after surgery. The pain was unbearable sometimes but I overcame and I am happy with my current state,” Ochieng added.
“Our team is a special one – after surgery, I was assigned a doctor who has been with me throughout and I must admit that he has been very helpful. If I didn’t have a doctor, especially during this Covid-19 pandemic period, I think things would have been really tough,” he expressed.
“The target is to return to full training by September, I believe I will be ready for next season.”
Newly promoted Kenyan Premier League side Wazito FC signed Harambee Stars defender Bernard Ochieng’ in March this year.
The Harambee Stars’ defender was part of the team which represented the country in last year’s Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt. He now hopes for a strong comeback.