After being on the sideline for three months due to a knee injury, Nigerian striker Sani Gideon has returned to action in the Turkish League.
The Akhirsar Belediyespor of Turkey striker is now relishing a role towards saving the relegation threatened club from going down the top flight.
“I played a game for the reserves on Monday against Fenerbache. I hope to be part of some games to help in my team’s survival,” said the 22- years- old striker who featured for Gateway of Abeokuta before travelling to Turkey.
Akhirsar Belediyespor are a point away from safety after earning 32 points from 29 matches so far this season to sit down the drop zone.
The striker’s long battle with injury and the eventual relapse has influenced his poor performance this season.
“I have been unlucky this season with injury. I have played seven games and was injured at the beginning of the second round. It was a knee injury that made me miss up to 10 weeks initially. So I went for a scan and the Doctor said I will miss eight weeks.
“Later, I bounced back after six weeks, then trained for two weeks, then the injury returned as I felt pain on my leg and that kept me out for another two weeks.”
His performance last season saw him net four goals in fourteen games for Akhirsar.