Yobe Desert Stars has been hit with diverse injuries to key players ahead of their matchday 15 fixture against Rangers International scheduled for Wednesday at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium, in the ongoing Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) Sportinglife.ng can report.
This was disclosed to SportingLife.ng by the team’s technical adviser, Mohammed Baba Ganaru.
It was gathered that the team’s central defender Moses Tsehuan picked up a groin injury in their last game against Plateau United, Manika Ali, a right full back, sustained a cut on his cheek while Akwaza Daniel, left full back, is nursing a shoulder injury he suffered in the same game.
Central defender, Mukaila Musa, has already missed five matches due to a knee injury cupped in their match against Heartland FC of Owerri.
“We are already preparing ahead for our next game against Rangers FC in Enugu. We have four of our key players down with injuries and we are preparing for their replacement. Three of them suffered the injuries in our last game against Plateau United. Although, we are assessing them, but they are not likely to be ready for the game,” Ganaru said to Sportinglife.ng.
The former Kano Pillars manager is happy with the progress of the team in the league and promised to sustain the tempo.
“The team is okay and I am happy with what we have been able to achieve so far. There is room for improvement and we will see to it that we continue to have better results in all our matches.”