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Kwara United defender happy to have overcome injury nightmare

16 September 2015, 12:26

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 months.

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.

Also read: Kwara United coach Abdulrahman thumbs up referee after loss in Kano

“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.

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