Rivers United Gbadebo poised to face Yobe Stars despite injury scare

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The central defender who copped an injury close to his eye in their last match has recovered to make the squad for the trip to Damaturu

Rivers United’s Samson Gbadebo still among the players selected for trip to Damaturu where they team is scheduled to face Yobe Desert Stars this weekend in a league encounter despite the cut he had close to his eye in their last home game with Go Round.

The defender sustained the injury in an aerial battle with Go Round strikers in his team’s vital area but he was still able to finish the match after he received medical attention and his team coach, Stanley Eguma said the player showed remarkable recovery and has been declared fit to face the Mohammed Babaganaru men on Sunday.

“Yes, it is true that Gbadebo had an injury close to his eye region in our last match with Go Round but he was able to cope well after he received treatment and even completed the game. He has taken part in all the training sessions we have had after the incident and has shown no sign of injury worries,” Eguma told Goal.

“He is with us for the game with Yobe Desert Stars where we hope to secure our first away points on Sunday. He is a tough guy and I must praise his toughness after he agreed to continue with the game with Go Round in spite of the pains he was going through.

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“We decided we will start our journey to Damaturu on Thursday so that we can have enough time to arrive there and also rest very well before the match. We are not going to take the game lightly at all because we are not happy with our performance this season.

“Yobe Desert Stars are a good side from what they have got in the matches they have played and besides their 3-0 loss to Nasarawa United in the last match their other results have been outstanding. They have picked all their home games till date and we must do something extra if we are to curtail them,” he said.

Rivers United are 11th in the league table with 10 points from seven games.

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