Nigeria international midfielder, Ogenyi Onazi is back to full fitness.
Onazi suffered an ankle injury initially thought to be a broken leg though tests showed no fracture after a bad tackle by Blaise Matuidi during a second round game between Nigeria and France at the 2014 Fifa World Cup.
The 21-year-old has since returned to Italy where he has teamed up with Serie A club SS Lazio for pre season.
“God is really good; if you told me I’d be back to my best and to top fitness right now, I’d have laughed at you,” he tweeted via @OnaziOgenyi.
Onazi is famous for his fierce and powerful shots. He underlined his power with his feet when he broke the hand of his teammate, Michael Babatunde, during Nigeria’s World Cup game against Argentina.
The midfielder jokingly stressed his return to fitness and pointed out that his shots were still as powerful as ever.
“My people for Naija, as I dey talk to una right now, I wan play one shot from Rome to meet una for Lagos. Who go pick the ball?” he queried in Pidgin English.
Onazi, who made 29 league appearances for Lazio last season, has been capped 21 times by Nigeria. (supersport.com)