Uganda’s current poster boy Farouk Miya is doubtful for the crucial clash against Botswana.
Miya, who missed the 2-0 loss to Zimbabwe in Harare on Tuesday, is reported to have suffered a concussion aboard the flight to Harare on Sunday.
The Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) in a statement on its official portal confirmed revealing that Miya felt unwell on the plane and the medical team acted accordingly.
“On disembarking off the flight from Addis to Harare on Monday afternoon, Miya Faruku felt severe dizziness and had to seek medical attention from the Uganda Cranes team doctors on whose recommendation further medical examination was sought in Zimbabwe…” read part of the communiqué.
“The player was discharged after undergoing a series of tests but was able to train later with the rest of the team on Monday evening in Harare,” it added.
However, there is nothing discovered so far from the tests done to confirm the cause of the collapse.
“On examination of results from the tests carried out, there has been nothing strange found but the concern is what could have caused the sudden severe dizziness that the player experienced. Nothing has been established yet.”
Despite so, the medical team have advised the player to rest until otherwise. “However the doctors have recommended that until the cause and probably remedy of the dizziness is established, the player remains rested from strenuous exercises as a preventive measure.
The player is currently in very good shape as further examinations are being carried out to conclude the case. Until his case is concluded by the doctors the player will remain rested.”
The Standard Liege forward remains a doubt for the game, Uganda must win to enhance chances of qualifying for the 2017 AFCON finals.
“We are optimistic that the player will get a green light to be available for selection on Saturday against Botswana but in case he does not, we value life ahead of the interests of the team and there are other players on the team that will ably fill his gap for the accomplishment of our mission.”