By Johnny Edward:
Super Eagles midfielder Izunna Uzochukwu will make his sixth Russian League start for his side in Saturday's lunch time clash against Ural, he has informed Completesportsnigeria.com.
Uzochukwu who watched from the bench as Amkar drew 1-1 at home to Dinamo last weekend will pair his compatriot Fegor Ogude in the holding midfield role for his team.
"I'm happy I'd be starting on Saturday after a long lay-off," he revealed to Completesportsnigeria.com in a brief chat.
Uzochukwu who missed the Super Eagles games against Congo and Cameroun hopes to be recalled for next month's 2018 World Cup preliminary qualifier against Swaziland.
"I hope to get back to the team now that I have regained my full fitness," he added.
"I've never stayed out of the game this long; it was a trying moment for me but that has made me stronger now."