Macharia: It was tough from being sick to getting injured


Midfielder John Macharia is loving his time at the club despite the challenges he faced just when the season was about to start.

The left-foot player joined the club last year and sickness, together with an injury he picked disrupted what he thought would have been a good start at the club.

For a good number of months, Macharia was sidelined recovering and he picked up well when he returned – featuring in a number of matches week in week out and he says he can’t complain about his time at the club so far despite the earlier setbacks.

“My time at the club hasn’t been bad and I can’t complain… it’s been a good run though I had a tough start – getting sick for weeks then after recovering, I picked up an injury that kept me out for a while. I had to work on it and put in more efforts when coach Vaz Pinto arrived and I must admit it’s been a good one all through because we’ve worked well and gelled as a team,” Macharia says.

The winger who joined the club from FC Kolkheti Poti of Georgia and nailed his debut goal against Kariobangi Sharks in a league fixture says he appreciates every bit of playing in multiple competitions as it’s a good experience and exposure.

“Playing in various competitions with the team has been a great experience and a good exposure. I can’t say we were badly off in CAF matches – we did the best we could to qualify, we had a good game but sometimes things happen beyond your control. We just have to put our heads up and focus on future tasks.”

John Macharia during a past training session.

Locally, Macharia says the team is used to any kind of game and sometimes it’s been hard-luck despite dominating a match.

“I can’t say there is any tough match we’ve played locally because we are used to them and we are always on top of our game – we dominate yes, but sometimes we concede easy goals from our simple mistakes. There is quality in the team and we always do try to bring out our best – we just need to work on the mistakes that make us concede such goals and all will be fine.”

The league is currently suspended amid Covid-19 pandemic but if it resumes, Macharia says: “We are not at the position we want because we know what we are capable of… we just have to forget the past results and focus on the remaining matches which are really important. I still believe we are the best and we are capable of doing it.”

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