Ilorin - Kwara United central defender, Isiaka Oladuntoye,
has expressed his delight at being back to playing football again.
Oladuntoye suffered a knee ligament injury in training in
April during Kwara United's closed camping in Ijebu-Ode, which was expected to
keep him out for only five weeks but spent more time than on the side-line.
He was expected to be back for Kwara United in their match
day 5 encounter at 3SC in Ibadan, but a setback on the injury kept him out for
The former Kaduna United defender only returned for the
Harmony Boys as a substitute in a 3-0 defeat to Nasarawa United in a Nigeria
Professional Football League match day 26 encounter in Lafia.
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“I am very happy to be playing again because football is
part of my life,” the tough-as-nail defender was quoted by media officer of the
club Owolewa El-Hakeem Olayinka.
“My injury period was a difficult moment but it is one of
those periods in a footballer’s career.”
“I have to thank my club for the confidence reposed in me
and my teammates for their support during my injured period.”
“Watching my team play from the stand was very difficult
especially when the results wasn't coming our way.”
“My focus now is to ensure we remain in the league come next
season while I work on getting back to full fitness,” Oladuntoye added.
Kwara United will lock horns with Sunshine Stars on Saturday
in a match day 30 encounter at the Kwara Stadium, a game Oladuntoye said is
very important to the players.For
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