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Wazito FC captain Bernard Ochieng has revealed that he hopes to return to full training in September in readiness for the new KPL season.

The former Kakamega Homeboyz man is recovering from a knee injury he sustained in February.

The injury saw him face the knife and his season cut short. Speaking on his recovery journey, Ochieng thanked his club for taking good care of him by assigning him a doctor who has been with him through his journey to full recovery.

“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 said.

Ochieng is currently undergoing rehab and has confirmed that he is getting better with each day that passes.

“I am doing well. I think the progress has been good and I am looking forward to getting fully fit in the near future,” he told Wazito’s official website.

“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,” he added.

Things have however not been rosy for the defender who stated that he had to make do with unbearable pain during the first month of the surgery.

“I think no one told me what to expect after surgery. The pain was unbearable sometimes but slowly by slowly I overcame and I am happy with my current state,” he said.

Ochieng’s Wazito were 13th on the KPL standings by the time the league was cancelled due to coronavirus. The Aidos Kuneen sponsored side will be hoping to better things next season.

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