Ulimwengu itching to avenge Congo mistreatment on the pitch

Sila Kiplagat

Gor Mahia's Sydney Ochieng (left) joins Jules Ulimwengu in celebrating his goal against Sofapaka during their Football Kenya Federation Premier League match at Thika Sub County Stadium on June 20, 2021.

Photo credit: Sila Kiplagat | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • The 21 years old forward and midfielder John Ochieng’ arrived in the country on Thursday 1am, three days after the rest of the team jetted back
  • The duo, who didn’t feature in the loss after testing positive for Covid-19, were allowed to travel back after their returning negative results on Wednesday, though Ulimwengu, questioned the authenticity of the test
  • However, the forward says the issue is now behind him and has urged his teammates to put up a spirited fight in the return leg on Sunday to qualify for the group stage

Burundian striker Jules Ulimwengu says being detained in Republic of Congo after his Covid-19 results turned positive will not deter him from helping Gor Mahia overturn the 1-0 defeat to AS Otoho d’Oyo when the two teams clash on Sunday in Nairobi.

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