Injuries are a sad reality of the game, and no player would wish to suffer injury, very few footballers ever truly recover fully from it more so if the accident was very serious, as the trauma associated with going under the knife for operation remains, and the results are that when they return, a part of their body has been forever damaged, hence they play with more caution than before.
So is the case of Daniel Onyango who suffered a meniscus tear in 2015 season while turning up for Western Stima against 2009 Kenyan Premier League Champions Sofapaka FC at Nyayo National Stadium.
At his best, Daniel Onyango had everything required of a modern box-to-box midfielder. Despite appearing fairly short and tiny, his quick feet, awareness, and strength made him hard to knock off the ball. Even when surrounded by opposition players, Deco a name he got from his peers because of his similarities with the Portuguese midfield maestro who played for Barcelona.
Onyango’s creative spark was best utilized when running at defenses and initiating incisive one-twos. He was a specialist at dragging multiple defenders towards him before knocking the ball into a teammate who was left all on his own. His finishing, too, was very good for a midfielder.
In a one on one interview with former Kisumu Day skipper, Daniel hinted of making a comeback to the sport he loves most
“My injury was a severe one I had to go for surgery to correct the mistake in my knee, the road to recovery has been a challenging one more so the therapy sessions and the psychological aspect of staying out for a long time while my mates are making strides in their football career, but glory be to God I can hope of returning back to the playing fields” narrated the midfielder as he spoke to one of our reporters at Sports Review Kisumu.
Daniel previously featured for Urusi Academy in Kisumu, JMJ Academy in Nairobi, Western Stima, Gor Mahia, Sony Sugar, and Nairobi City Stars he also had a short stint in Seychelles playing for top division side Revengers FC he was on the verge of joining Cote Dor FC in the same league but suffered another injury bringing his season to a halt.