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Ofoegbu grateful after successful surgery

11 December 2015, 08:05

Lagos - Nigeria international defender, Gloria Ofoegbu has expressed her joy and happiness after the successful surgical operation that was carried out on her knee on Thursday 3rd December, 2015.

The 2014 African Women's Championship winner went under the knife at the Reddington Hospital in Lagos.

An elated Ofoegbu, who is known by her admirers as the Daughter of Zion, showered praises on the good samarithan that helped to save her from the nightmare called ''injury''.

Channels TV interviewed the left-back on their Sports Show on Wednesday morning.

“Last week I went for the surgery, to the glory of God it was successful,” the defender said.

“From the doctors' report, they said that the cartilage of the knee was damaged. They said that my chances of playing again are very slim.

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“The doctors said that the lateness in carrying out the surgery might make me not to play the round leather again.”

News24 saw the report which reads, Dear Gloria, “You have a meniscus tear as well as grade IV chondral damage of your knee, tibia and femur.”

The devoted Christian has reportedly started rehabilitation as instructed by the doctors.

“I have started rehab. For now am still using the clutches. I believe that I will stop using the clutches by the special grace of God,” she said in an emotional voice.

“It was a good samarithan than took interest in me and brought some doctors from the United Kingdom to carry out the surgery. I really want to appreciate the person for the efforts. He told me that I have a life to live and that's enough for me.”

When asked if she had been contacted by the Nigeria Football Federation before and after the surgery, the Imo-born player said, “to be sincere I haven't heard from them. Now that I need their help, they are not supposed to overlook me.”

The management and players of Rivers Angels showered love to Gloria upon her arrival at the Garden City of Port Harcourt.

“Rivers Angels management and my teammates were so happy with the surgery. They did a surprise package for me, I'm so happy for what they did.

“I will also like to thank those that continued to call and ask of my health. May God reward them abundantly.”

- News24


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