Gor Mahia Chairman Ambrose Rachier has weighed in on the ongoing debate surrounding Forward Curtis Wekesa’s injury that requires surgery.
On Wednesday, social media was awash with news that KPL Champions Gor Mahia had declined to cater for the treatment of Wekesa who has an anterior cruciate ligament.
Well, Rachier has now come out to shed more light on the same with the Gor Mahia boss confirming that Wekesa indeed signed for the Champions bearing an injury he sustained while on duty for his former side Nairobi Stima FC.
Rachier has confirmed that Gor Mahia will cater for Wekesa’s surgery and as such, the speedy forward will not have to conduct a fundraiser as earlier reported.
“We have referred the player to Dr Mutiso at Nairobi Hospital so that his injury can be treated comprehensively,” Said Rachier.
“Therefore, there is no need for a fundraiser because the club takes care of players medical needs. He initially informed us that his parents had medical cover sufficient to treat him. That is why we let him pursue his preferred health care,” he added.
Wekesa picked what looked like a minor injury during a league match against Shabana in May but an MRI scan on Wednesday delivered a devastating blow to the Kenya U23 national team player.
It was confirmed that he had torn his entire ACL and will have to undergo corrective surgery.
“I picked a slight injury against Shabana and initially I thought it was a slight muscle problem that would heal within a short time. When the pain subsided I went back to training but I couldn’t train because of pain. Yesterday I went to the hospital and after scans, it was confirmed that my entire ACL is torn and I require surgery,” Said Wekesa as quoted by Opera News.
Wekesa moved to Stima in November 2018 from Sony Sugar FC. His wonderful season with the Power-Men saw him earn a call up to Kenya u23 team. He also became one of the most sought-after players with Wazito, AFC Leopards, Bandari, KCB, Tusker and Kariobangi Sharks all trailing him. He however opted to join the Kenyan Premier League champions.