Nigeria Football League

Andrew Ikefe Recounts Injury Ordeal, Says It Feels Good To Be Back Again

Plateau United Andrew Ikefe has said he feels good to be back in action after the toe injury that kept him out for more than a month.

Ikefe has being out of action in the Nigeria Professinal Football League since match day 2 against Kwara United were he picked up the toe injury.

The former Niger Tornadoes player was a second half cameo against Rangers on match day 10 but was on the bench on match day 11 against Rivers United and played all 90 minutes against Kano Pillars at the Ahmadu Bello stadium on Sunday after regaining full fitness.

In an exclusive interview with (via phone chat), Ikefe talked about the injury and told details of the moment he suffered the set back on match day 2 of the NPFL against Kwara United.

“I felt very bad because the season was just starting. As a player you always want to start the season on a high note and contribute your part to the team,” Ikefe said.

“When I was leaving the field at first, I thought it was a minor injury but my strength couldn’t carry me. I was helped out, I began to feel pains and it hurts me. A lot ran through my mind when the doctor said I will be out for 5-6 weeks but I had to stay positive and work on my rehab.

“I had my toe tied and I couldn’t imagine how long i will be out of action, i started crying because this was not how I wanted my season to start, Ikefe said.

The 23-year-old player was happy to be back on the field and helping his side to a 1-0 victory over Kano Pillars at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium, Kaduna on Sunday evening.

“It feels good to be back playing again and playing from start to finish is something to be happy about, God is indeed faithful,” Ikefe said.

“Being out for a particular time is not funny, this is the second time since I started playing football, so being out is something strange but thank God I am back and better.

“It felt great. Being with the guys and just being with the team,”Ikefe concluded.

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