Nigeria League Star Overcomes Career-Threatening Injury
Rivers United midfielder, Obomate Frederick, is a happy man again as he is back to action after making a complete recovery from an injury that kept him out of competitive football for five months.
United midfield general, Obomate, wowed plenty with his uncompromising, all action style which saw him scoop the award as the NPFL’s best player in the opening month of the last campaign.
The midfielder played an important role in helping United finish as runners up behind eventual champions, Enugu Rangers in last season’s NPFL title race.
His performances waned noticeably towards the close of last season as a result of the injury he sustained and he had to go under the knife.
After making a complete recovery, Obomate made his first appearance of the season for United in the NPFL on Sunday, coming on as a second half substitute as the Pride of Rivers put champions, Enugu Rangers to the sword, 1-0 in Port Harcourt .
“I felt very happy making a return to the team. I felt very excited and believe I am the luckiest person on earth.
“The severity of the injury made me think at some point that it was all over for me as a professional footballer.
“The orthopaedic surgeon had told me before he commenced treatment that my chances of making a return to professional football was very slim but I thank God I have made a successful return,” Obomate told the club’s official website, www.riversunitedfc.com.ng.