There is no news more refreshing for a footballer than being given the green light by doctors to start training after a lengthy injury layoff.
The “go ahead” news is what Hearts of Oak midfielder, Abdul Aziz Nurudeen has been chewing on since he was declared fit to start full scale training weeks ago by doctors.
The 22-year-old has been sidelined by a muscle injury for eight months with recovery looking quite difficult.
The former Vision FC middle man has however started kicking the globular leather after doctors declared him fully fit and he cannot wait to start hitting the ground running for the Phobians in the 2021/22 Ghana Premier League season.
“Yes I can’t [wait to start playing].
“I am war-hungry and blood-thirsty to witness and start playing in the coming season’s league and give out my very best.” Aziz Nurudeen told Africa-foot.com.
The Ghana U-23 midfielder last appeared for Hearts of Oak in February in a 1-1 draw against Legon Cities FC at the Accra Sports Stadium where he picked the particular muscle injury.
The dreadlocked haired Nurudeen could not hide his joy this time over his return to full fitness.
“Alhamdullilah it’s feels so good after this set back.
“I can’t describe the feeling really, I only thank Allah I am back for good.” Aziz Nurudeen told Africa-foot.com
He is expected to compete for space in midfield alongside the plethora of players available for head coach, Samuel Boadu. The 2021/22 Ghana Premier League is billed to start on October 29 with Hearts of Oak hosting Legon Cities FC at the Accra Sports Stadium.
He has not been registered for the CAF Champions League due to the injury but is likely to be registered when CAF opens the second registration window and that is if the Phobians continue to progress in their continental campaign.
Hearts of Oak will host Wydad Athletic Club of Morocco at the Accra Sports Stadium in the second preliminary round on Sunday, October 17. The return leg is expected in a week at the Mohammed V Stadium in Rabat with the winner progressing into the group phase of the competition.