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Obi Absent Over Injury In Torino Defeat At Roma

Obi Absent Over Injury In Torino Defeat At Roma

By Johnny Edward: Super Eagles midfielder, Joel Obi, missed Torino’s 3-0 away defeat to AS Roma in Friday’s Italian Serie A clash at the Olimpico Stadium over injury, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.

Second half goals from Kostas Manolas, Danieli De Rossi and Lorenzo Pellegrini ensured Roma maintained their third spot in the Seria A table with 56 points from 28 games while Torino remain in the ninth position.


The 26 year old Nigeria international who was called up by Gernot Rohr for the forthcoming international friendlies against Poland and Serbia reportedly missed the game on an account of an injury.

It remains to be seen if the former Inter Milan midfielder will be fully fit for a return to the Super Eagles with barely two weeks to the games against Poland and Serbia in Warsaw and London respectively.

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Obi’s invitation to the Super Eagles was his first in two years, since he missed out on the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

He has scored four goals and provided two assists in 18 Serie A games for Torino this season.

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  • This guy is prone to injury which has since been his stumbling block to national assignments. God show mercy on Joel Obi Chukwuma

  • Lucky Ukhun 4 years ago

    Joel Obi injured again? What is going on? Why these injuries to Joel Obi at critical moments of his career? Lord, please in your infinite mercy, kindly help this young man. He must not miss the chance to be at this world cup. It’s getting too much. Please Lord, wherever this problem is coming from, please help him to overcome it. The young man had suffered too much setbacks to his career. Such a gifted footballer!

    • Stay calm. You’re already doing the right thing by praying for him. Don’t read deeper meanings into these things. It may just be a statistical chance of sustaining injuries. The reporter didn’t even state how serious the injury is. Let’s hope he recovers soon.

  • ako amadi 4 years ago

    What’s the panic? Injuries to sportsmen come and go. Of course in some cases like Marco van Baasten it has meant the end of an illustrious career. Better to recover now from an injury, than to carry it into June. That goes for all the Super Eagles. Joel Obi tackles very hard, unlike Mikel who dreads bone-breaker opponents and jumps away

  • Here we go again with Obi. The guy cannot stay healthy. All the people that wants Obi, there it is.

  • taofeeq abdul 4 years ago

    Joel obi is an injury player,almost 2 season back now. Probably mai b,his not gonna make it for the friendlies, it’s a pity, wishing him quickest recovery ,alternative standby should b replaced

  • Godwin 4 years ago

    keep calm. He will be back

  • Godwin 4 years ago

    Joel Obi is one of the best mid fielders we have at the moment.This guy played with the likes of Cambiaso and Zanetti at Inter. We need his experience at the world cup.He is a very good back up for Onazi and Mikel. Wish you quick recovery bro.

  • Joel Obi, my advice to u is pls try and go for deliverance. Keep pride aside. Allow Prophet T. B Joshua to deliver you. Your injury is not ordinary.

  • Bomboy 4 years ago

    I think there are powerful people in this guy’s village who do not want his good…

  • Edoman of New Jersey, USA. 4 years ago

    Joel Obi has a Home problem. It happened to him when the late Steve Kashi called him only to subdue his appearance to those biscuit legs, Now again he may not go to Russia because of those biscuit legs once again. For real, why not try T. B. Joshua who may be able to deliver you from those bad spirit in the village where you came from because of their jealousy of you. There are many bad belly folks in the village, you know. Believe me. Nigeria will certainly miss your skills. l will continue to Pray for you, Joel.

  • Joel Obi should go and make peace with his village people.

    • Village People, in this age? Are village People still doing vodoo? Chai!

  • People should not all place every misfortune on one enemy bk in the village. Joel obi pls watch ur diet,strength, weakness and skills in training. I know Joel too is not happy with how his career is going but Joel obi be cool and calm at this time. If there are things to drop and pick please I advice you to drop and pick respectively. But I pray for Joel chukwuma obi to recover speedily and stay fit and in form for the world cup in Russia in June 2018 IJN.

  • He was only rested for tactical reasons, he is not injured