Kitara football club has confirmed Benjamin Nyakoojo sustained a serious leg injury during the FUFA Drum match involving Busoga and Tooro Province in Kamuli district.

The center back picked the injury after he was involved in a challenge for the ball with Reagan Kalyowa later on in the second half. Busoga Province went on to win 3-1.

Nyakoojo was immediately evacuated from the pitch by a standby ambulance and taken to Doctor’s Clinic in Kamuli town for advanced medical management.

 

According to the medical report released by Kitara FC team doctors (Enock Kayondo and Nicholas Ssengoba) in liaison with Tooro Province team doctors, (Byaruhanga Jude & Kahunde Florence), Nyakoojo fractured his fibula in the left leg and is expected to be out for over 8 weeks before he can resume playing.

“Benja fractured his fibula in the left leg but the good news is we have done the required diagnosis and expect him to be out for more than eight weeks before he can resume training. At this stage we are managing his condition using a pre- operative protection and pain relief  Enock Kayondo explained.

 

 

The news comes in at time when Kitara is preparing to face URA FC this Friday away at the Metha stadium.

This means he will miss the remainder of the first round which has URA, BUL, NEC, Vipers SC, Express FC, Busoga, United, Mbarara City, Arua Hill and Bright Stars.

 

Nyakoojo joined the Royals in September and immediately broke into the starting eleven. He played all six league matches helping them win five and also won the man of the match award in Kitara’s 1-0 win over UPDF at the Masindi stadium.

 

Prior to this tragedy, the center back had  been named in the Uganda Cranes provisional squad to face Guinea and Somalia in the 2026 World Cup qualifiers later this month.

However, he will now have to wait for another opportunity to make his national  team debut.

We continue to pray for Benjamin Nyakoojo and wish him a steady recovery.

 

 

November 6, 2023