•Muema has vowed to reclaim her space at the club and national team level as soon as she recovers.
•The injury kept her out of Harambee Starlets camp for the 2022 Africa Women Cup of Nations campaign.
Thika Queens and Harambee Starlets midfielder Rachael Muema, has expressed hopes of returning to active football after a lengthy layoff.
Muema's career suffered a major setback last November after she sustained an Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) injury in training.
The 2019 Cecafa winner reckons she is on the road to recovery and could be back in a couple of months.
“I have been making significant progress every day. The pain has subsided and I am now able to do most of the drills that my trainer has been assigning me, in addition to the personal workout,” Muema said.
“I’m optimistic that I will have recovered fully by November this year,” she added.
Muema has vowed to reclaim her space at the club and national team level as soon as she recovers.
“When fully back, I will be working towards establishing myself as one of the top players in the KWPL and national team, once football resumes.”
The injury kept her out of Harambee Starlets camp for the 2022 Africa Women Cup of Nations campaign.
Muema began her career with Thika Queens immediately after completing high school in 2016.
In 2017, she earned her debut call-up to the Kenya women's Under 20 team, and took part in the 2018 African U-20 Women's World Cup qualifying tournament, scoring Kenya's only goal in the 5-1 home loss to Ghana.
In her last full KWPL season, Muema scored seven goals and provided 11 assists in 15 matches for Thika Queens, helping the club to secure the topflight title.
Edited by Tony Mballa