Okrah back to training after two weeks out

Augustine Okrah
The Ghanaian suffered a hand injury in the first leg of their champions league tie but is gradually returning to full fitness

Al Hilal midfielder Augustine Okrah is back in training for the first time after two weeks on the sidelines.

The 23-year-old former Ghana Premier League star suffered a hand injury when Hilal defeated AS Port Louis 3-0 in the first leg of the Caf Champions League, few minutes after scoring the second goal of the day.

He missed the return encounter in Mauritania as his side drew 2-2 to qualify to the group stage on 5-2 aggregate.

“I have not fully recovered but I'm sure things will be well in the coming days. I'm happy because I've began light training with the physio and he is telling me that I am making progress,” Okrah told Goal.

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“It has been difficult for me recently because I had to sit and hang my hand in one position throughout the day. I just want to get well early and help my teammates in the fixtures ahead of us,” he added.

Okrah's former club Al Merriekh have also qualified to the group phase of the Champions League but he says it wouldn't be bad to meet them in the same group

“There's a possibility that we can meet Merriekh in the same group but I'm not tensed because of that. I will continue to do my best for Hilal just as I did before I joined them. The rivalry between the two clubs is one of a kind but we will see what happens later,” he said.