Footballlive.ng has learnt that Pyramids FC of Egypt midfielder, Azubuike Okechuwu has been diagnosed with a first grade hamstring injury that will rule him out for two weeks.
Information out of The Land Of The Pharaohs indicates that it is the third major victory copped this season by Nigeria’s former under-23 national team captain, who moved to Pyramids last summer.
Azubuike, who last played in Turkey and has previously played top-flight soccer in Portugal, said he is determined to overcome his battles with injuries and hopes to return stronger than ever.
In September last year, reports emerged that former Bayelsa United of Yenagoa midfielder was almost on his way out of Pyramids, because the Egyptian top division side felt the 21-year-old was too costly for them.
Pyramids splashed £1.5m on Okechukwu from Yeni Malatyaspor of Turkey, alongside many other top signings, but his string of injuries have caused disaffection in their ranks.
However, Azubuike refuses to be disillusioned by the developments, as he says he will continue giving thanks to God for all he has achieved in his career and for taking him as fas as he has come.
Azubuike declared: “I have missed football a lot this season. It is my third injury this season, and it is sad. I hope to come back stronger and, whatever happens, I give God thanks.”