By Edmund Okai Gyimah
Lecce’s Nigerian striker, Edward Ofere, may not play again this season despite the fact that he is already training seperately alongside Grossmuller with the club’s physiotherapist, an Italian source has informed Complete Sports.
Ofere underwent meniscus surgery in his right knee in December after playing Lecce’s first six games of the season. The source revealed that it usually takes at least four
months before a player will start running after that kind of surgery but predicts he may come back sometime in April to help struggling Lecce survive the drop from the Serie A.
“It won’t be surprising if we don’t see him until next season, as it takes even longer to deal with the ball, make tackles and have contact,” the source revealed.
Meanwhile, Ofere who was invited by coach Stephen Keshi after taking over the reins as Eagles’ coach late last year earlier believes that the new coach will soon build a senior national team that will be top class in a few years to come.
“I understand the feelings as we didn’t qualify for the 2012 Nations Cup, but the coaches are building a new team that will really give Nigerians what they deserve very soon.
The team is just coming together and our goal is to play our way back to the top. We are going to build up what we’ve lost and I believe we can take the country to greater heights soon,” he said.