Muhoroni Youth FC’s top striker Wycliffe Ochomo’s absence in the match day squad when the team lined up to face Tusker on Friday 23 September in a Kenyan Premier League clash raised a few eyebrows.
Reports in the Kenyan media indicate that the burly striker has handed in his resignation after a frustrating relationship with the management but the coach played down his absence, saying the striker was not mentally okay for the match at the Afraha Stadium.
Muhoroni Youth went on to lose the game even as it seemed they missed a key target man and the impact the striker who has scored 12 goals in the league so far would have had.
“Ochomo was not in his right state of mind and was unprepared and that is why he was not in the game. We left him out to give him the peace of mind. We have capable players to replace him and do the job for us so we remain confident,” he said.
He also admitted that there have been issues at the club in the past weeks but played down the proportions being suggested by the media.
“There have been a few issues but I think some have been blown out of proportion. We had a good game against Homeboyz,” he added.