Ex-Ghana youth star Aboagye delighted by injury return

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The 22-year-old talks about his comeback to action after four months in the treatment room

Ghana's 2013 Fifa Under-20 World Cup hero Clifford Aboagye is happy to be back on the pitch after spending a long time on the sidelines.

The playmaker is in high spirits after making his action return to Mexican topflight FC Atlas following a four-month injury lay-off.

Earlier last month, he penned a long-term deal with The Foxes after a successful loan spell from Spanish outfit Granada.

"I feel very good, with all the confidence to return, also to take care of the injuries that have happened to me lately," Aboagye told his club's official website.

"I hope I can help the team achieve their objectives. I am working well. Now, I am well prepared.

"I think the team is working very well, thank God I have already recovered for the competition.

"We are in a new year and I am very happy that Atlas made my purchase. 

"I'm hoping that this championship is full of many good things, and also be able to show my football on the field."

On his return, Aboagye lasted for the entire duration as Atlas succumbed to a 2-1 home defeat to Leon on Saturday.

In his first season in Mexico, the 22-year-old made 15 league appearances, involving 10 starts and one goal, in 2016-17.

This term, the midfielder has five games - all starts - to his name so far, his limited outings due to the injury setback.

Yet to make his international debut, Aboagye also represented Ghana at the 2015 Fifa Under-20 World Cup tournament.

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He was adjudged third best player of the 2013 event, picking up the prestigious Bronze Ball award.

He played for Inter Allies in Ghana before moving abroad.