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Onyeali fitness boost for Abia Warriors

20 October 2015, 20:33

Umuahia - Abia Warriors FC have received a big boost ahead of the club’s week 34 Glo Premier League clash against Lobi Stars on Wednesday as star midfielder, Ifeanyi Onyeali returned to training after missing the club’s last three league games as a result of injury.

Onyeali last featured for the Warriors on September 20, 2015 when he scored the winner in a hard fought 3-2 victory over visiting Warri Wolves in Umuahia. He had earlier sustained a head injury during the match when he collided mid-air with super Eagles right wing back, Solomon Kwambe and was stretchered off later.

He subsequently missed Abia Warriors two away games against Sunshine Stars in Akure and Akwa United in Uyo as well as the epic 3-3 home draw against oriental brothers Enugu Rangers International in Umuahia.

But Onyeali, who has so far scored five league goals for the Warriors this season after undergoing his rehabilitation programme returned to training to the admiration of Technical Adviser, Isa Ladan Bosso and other members of the technical crew.

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In his reaction, Dr. Enyinnaya Anozie, the head of the club’s medical unit described Onyeali’s recovery as miraculous, considering the enormity of the injury and said he has been certified fit to start training again.

Dr. Anozie, however said that versatile defender Ogbonnya Okemmiri who sustained a toe injury in a week 27 league game against Nasarawa United in Umuahia on 2nd September is recuperating fine and will soon be ready to start training again while youngster, Shedrack Asiegbu, who was hit with a bout of typhoid fever after featuring against Sunshine Stars in Akure in a week 31 encounter on September 27, is yet to resume training.

Dr Anozie also said that Bolaji Sakin, who sustained a head injury against Akwa United in Uyo about two weeks ago has been discharged from the hospital and is in a stable condition.

Bosso described the absence of the trio as monumental but expressed happiness that Onyeali, who he said could change the course of any game, was back to action, although he could not confirm whether he would feature against Lobi Stars or not, insisting that the bench was still watching him.

Onyeali, himself told Abia Warriors website that he was happy to be back and will always give a good account of himself, if selected for any match.

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