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Onazi to play again in 2014

Onazi to play again in 2014

By Izuchukwu Okosi

Injured Super Eagles midfielder Ogenyi Onazi is expected to be back in action before the end of the calendar year after undergoing a scan, Completesportsnigeria.com can report.


The Lazio man was harshly tackled by France midfielder Blaise Matuildi during the France versus Nigeria Round of 16 World Cup tie in Brasilia last Monday which left the resourceful star with a badly broken ankle.

Completesportsnigeria.com inside sources in the team reveal that the scan went successful and the player is likely to play again this year.

“Onazi is going to be out for a very long time, probably will miss some months in the upcoming season. However he is expected to be back before the end of the year. The injury was very bad but Onazi has forgiven Matuildi for that horrific tackle and has now started his rehabilitation,” the source told

Onazi who is presently walking with the aid of crutches is attracting the attention of several European clubs but his possible move elsewhere has effectively been truncated by the injury.

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Contrastingly, another source hinted that the midfielder was not by any means happy by the challenge and has called on FIFA to sanction the PSG star. Details of the latter’s account was not readily available at press time
This aligns with Argentina legend Diego Maradona’s call for the world football-governing body to punish Matuidi, suggesting that the horror tackle was worse than Uruguay’s Luis Suarez’s bite of Italy’s Giorgio Chiellini for which he was suspended and fined.

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  • The referee that officiated nigeria and france world cup tie should be sanctioned along side with blaise.that was a very wrong and horrific tackle and he should go down please fifa take note and act now.remember saures was sanctioned for biting so why let go of this blaise of a guy on onazi?

  • Ambrose 8 years ago

    My brother. I shed tears when I saw you leaving the pitch because I know that mikel is playing rubbish and without you we have no midfileder. I pray for GOD to grant you quick recovery and reward you for your commitment to the team. The sky is your limit.

  • emiola maruf 8 years ago

    Fifa surpose to do something about it becouse that guy play roughly that day even evra surpose to be saction becouse he hold asaze odewingie. That day and the fifa said that any player that hold another opponent inside box should be pornished and refree should give that player penalty and all this were being don that day without any card and penalty soo fifa should find something to do on that refree and those two players matuidi and evra