Striker Umony Still Struggling with Metatarsal Injury

Ugandan striker Brian Umony has said he is hopeful he will be ready for the start of the 2013/14 Tanzania League late next month.

Cranes striker Brian Umony in a recent game
Cranes striker Brian Umony in a recent Cranes game

The Azam FC player has been injured for three months and missed the two 2014 World Cup qualifier matches against Liberia and Angola. He told local media on Friday yesterday during an interview at the National Stadium in Dar es Salaam that he is still struggling with the injury, but hopes to be better in time for the league.

Umony confirmed that his doctors had informed him he had a metatarsal problem. The player is hopeful though to be fully back on his feet after conferring with medics next week.

The former KCCA FC and Super Sport (South Africa) striker signed for Azam FC at the beginning of last season after being voted man of the tournament for the 2012 Cecafa Tusker Senior Challenge Cup held in Uganda.

The player was unlucky to play only four league games in which he netted two goals. He also played some of the matches in the CAF Confederations Cup campaign.

Despite his injury worries, the soft spoken striker said he had adapted well to Tanzanian life and was enjoying himself. His biggest hope is his team captures the league title from Young Africans this year. Umony has also played for a team in the US and Vietnam.

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