Lobi Stars deep-lying playmaker Chinedu Ufere is close to completing a return to the first team.
Ufere was advised to take a rest by the club’s doctors after feeling disturbed around his groin region about two weeks ago.
Nevertheless, Ufere has been placed under a special training program to help facilitate his speedy recovery from what appeared like a groin problem and at such, has been deemed unfit to make the squad list for Sunday’s clash against Abia Warriors.
While Ufere is likely to be eased back into the first team picture, his fitness is a huge boost for boss Eddy Dombraye.
The Ortom Boys are light on central midfielders, especially with the absence of Ufere who has been tipped to return to first team training next week.