Azam FC bid for the Mainland Premier League title has been dealt a major setback. This is after striker Prince Dube sustained an injury that will hold him out for two weeks.
The Zimbabwean, who has been a key player for the ‘Ice Cream Makers’ this season, sustained a thigh injury. He was replaced in the 25th minute during their league match against Mwadui FC.
The match, which was played at Chamazi Stadium, ended in a 0-0 draw. But Azam FC have stated on their social media accounts that their striker, who has eight goals this season, will be unable to kick for at least the next two weeks.
“Our striker Prince Dube is expected to be out of action for a period of two weeks. He picked a thigh injury on his left leg,” read the statement from Azam FC
“Dube was injured in the 25th. He was forced out of the pitch when Azam played against Mwadui in a league match.
“Azam FC doctor Mwanandi Mwankemwa has confirmed the striker from Zimbabwe will have to rest completely in the first week as he undergoes treatment before he starts light training sessions in his second week of recovery
“After completing those two weeks off the field he will be tested again to see if he is fit to return to competitive matches or he will have to wait again, but fans should not be afraid everything will be fine and we wish him a speedy recovery.”
Azam FC, Prince Dube Injury Woes
Dube has been injured twice for Azam FC. The first time in the first round of the league. This is when he injured his left arm during a match against Yanga SC.
The injury caused the player to miss six weeks of action, by which time he had already scored six goals in the league. He has been having a wonderful season so far, and these injuries have been holding him back dismally.
Above all, Azam FC are in third position on the table with 41 points from 23 games. They are 10 points behind table-toppers Yanga SC, who have 50 points, and champions Simba, who have 45 points but have played four fewer games.