I Thought I Would Never Play Football Again – Onazi

Posted by Timige, On 24 Jun, 2022 | Updated On 24 Jun, 2022 No Comments »

Saudi Club Al-Adalah central midfielder, Onazi Ogenyi said he almost gave up on football after he endured a difficult time with a career-ending injury

Erstwhile Super Eagles skipper, Onazi Ogenyi has described his returning to active football after a series of Injury setbacks as a miracle.

In an exclusive chat with 234sports on Tuesday, the former Trabzonspor midfield enforcer lamented how he battled an Achilles tendon injury, describing those years as the twilight of his football career.

Onazi said:

It was a difficult time for me.

Nursing Achilles heel tendon injury was a difficult moment of my career at a time I was enjoying my game with Trabzonspor.

I was not paid for a year and I even thought I was not going to play football again in my life, but God showed me mercy and here I am back on my feet.

Onazi joined Al-Adalah of Saudi Arabia last season to become the second Nigerian at the club with former home-based forward Tunde Adeniji already a key member of the squad.

The 29-year-old former Lazio star last played for Turkish club Denizilispor, returning to the club 12 months after leaving over unpaid wages

His long battle with injury threw his place in the national team up for grabs even though the former union international is working hard to stage a comeback.

Since leaving Turkish Super Lig club Trabzonspor in January 2020, Onazi has played for Danish club Sonderjyke and Zalgiris of Lithuania.

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