Babatunde Michael resumes training after World Cup injury

The player starred for Nigeria at the World Cup.

The Super Eagles and Volyn Lutsk striker, Michael Babatunde, has resumed training after suffering a gruesome arm injury at the World Cup in Brazil in a match against Argentina.

The player broke his arm when he tried to block an opponent’s shot and was substituted and subsequently ruled out of the tournament.

He later underwent surgery for the injury.

In a chat with PREMIUM TIMES in Abuja on Thursday, the player’s agent, Nureni Makanjuola, disclosed that the player has recovered from the injury and resumed training on Wednesday morning.

“We thank God for everything about his health, the POP has been removed he is getting better, he started training yesterday morning, and he is getting improvement,” Nureni said. “Players need fitness to play ball and he has started and hopefully very soon he will be able to play a match.”

Speaking about any potential transfer for the 21-year-old striker, Nureni said several clubs are interested in Michael, but the final decision lies with his club.

“Clubs from Asia, Europe, are showing interest in him but I cannot do anything, everything depends on the club because he has a two-year contract left which will end in 2016.

“Everything depends on them but many cubs have been discussing with his club.

“We are hoping for the best and all is left for his present club to decide if they will transfer him or not. I can assure you that they are working on transferring him,” he said.


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  • Ayo

    The reality of Nigeria if and when nations are called to account is that Nigeria will have existed for nothing. Imagine all that oil money, opportunities, and talents of her people!! The conclusive proof that Jonathan GRIDLOCK neither has a mind nor a heart is if he is gang-pressed to run this country again. An overdose of Jonathan GRIDLOCK’s dithery and dribbling will kill off Nigeria.