Former Plateau United defender Elijah Ogene is thankful that the knee surgery he underwent on Monday was a success.
Ogene, registered for Katsina United in the just ended Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) season could not feature in a single game for the Changi Boys due to a niggling knee injury.
The former Nembe City defender suffered the injury last October while in camp with the Super Eagles B side preparing for their 2020 African Nations Championship (CHAN) clash with Togo and has been out of action ever since.
“I am so glad that the surgery went well and successful,” Ogene told www.aclsports.com on Monday.
“I just want to thank everyone that has supported me on this. May the good Lord continue to bless them.
“I am thankful to everyone and I am very confident that I will come back better and stronger,” he added.
Monday’s surgery took place at the Summit Orthopedics Hospital in Lagos with Dr Sunday Onimisi Salami as the attendant surgeon.
The defender is expected to be out of action for seven to eight weeks.
Ogene is a highly rated centre back who played a key role in Plateau United’s first ever league title in 2017 under Kennedy Boboye.
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