Nigeria U-20 player Obinna Nwobodo has successfully completed treatment for anterior cruciate ligament tear, and will fly back to Nigeria from Qatar on Friday.

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The midfielder, who was injured during the final match of the 2015 African Youth Championship between host Senegal and Nigeria in Dakar on March 22, did his final MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) on Tuesday and was declared fit to return to his first love.

The NFF sent the player to the Aspetar Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Hospital, Doha, Qatar at the beginning of July, and he had a successful operation on July 7.

NFF General Secretary, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi, said on Tuesday that the joy of the Federation is that the player is back on his feet.

“Obinna Nwobodo was injured on national duty and we feel duty –bound to give him full treatment to recover and return to the game that he loves so much. We are happy that this has been achieved and the player will return to Nigeria on Friday.”

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