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
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
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.For
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