Oliver Maloba returns to City Stars training after going AWOL
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Oliver Maloba returns to City Stars training after going AWOL

National Super League side Nairobi City Stars has confirmed that midfielder Oliver Maloba is back in training after missing training in the past month.

Maloba is said to have not reported to duty from the second week in February with the club having requested for assistance from the public to help them trace the player.

In a statement on Wednesday, City Stars said on their website: “After weeks out, Nairobi City Stars offensive midfielder Oliver Maloba is back at the club.

“Maloba, whose trail had gone cold on the club since the second week of February, met the club honchos on Monday and after lengthy discussions were allowed back in training starting on Tuesday.”

The club CEO Patrick Korir said: “We chose to take a pragmatic view of the matter. After productive talks, we have accepted his apology and he is now back in training,”

On his part, Maloba said: “I apologies to the club and my fellow players for staying out without communicating. Let’s leave what happened behind. I am back and fully committed to giving my all to keep the ship sailing.”

Sanjin Alagic said of the incident: “Staying out for a month means all work done since July last year is lost. He has another few weeks to work on basics then work his way up to the team.”

City Stars are currently on top of the NSL log and Maloba will hope to play a role in their Kenyan Premier League promotional push starting with the next game against Nairobi Stima.