By George Daniya


Reuben Ogbonnaya

Reuben Ogbonnaya is delighted to make a comeback to football in the colours of Niger Tornadoes FC of Minna in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) on match day 24.
Ogbonnaya who has been out of action for over a season following incidences of injuries on and off the pitches, some of which he said he wouldn’t want to remember; said that he was happy to be back in action but was sad that he returned to action on a losing note.
According to him, it was a nice game but losing 3-1 to Wikki Tourists spoilt his return to action and coming at the heels of his recently celebrated birthday.
“I feel great to be back to the game, but as in the game of football, losing is not a thing of joy. So in the game proper, we thank God the way we played but we conceded and lost the match.
“So my debut was not complete as we lost the match”, said the former Kano Pillars player.
The central defender added that since he was out of competitive playing time of football he ensured that keep fit and maintain good stamina which was the secret behind his getting into the game easily.
He appreciated the technical adviser of Niger Tornadoes, Abubakar Bala and the entire club family for believing in him as well as affording him the opportunity to return to competitive action.
The soft-spoken and gentle defender said that the team has put behind their 3-1 lost in Bauchi and are looking forward to confronting Enugu Rangers, the NPFL defending champions, who have found their rhythm, on match day 25 in Lokoja, Kogi State the adopted home of the Ikon Allah Boys from Minna.
Ogbonnaya was among the Kano Pillars players’ that were attacked and wounded by armed robbers along Okene-Lokoja a few years ago.