Rivers United Club’s goalkeeper Abiodun Akande out of season with leg break

After the game, Rivers United confirmed Akande has suffered a right foot break that required orthopaedic surgery.

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Abiodun Akande (middle) play Abiodun Akande (middle) has been ruled out of the rest of the season with a leg break (Twitter/Rivers United)
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Rivers United goalkeeper Abiodun Akande has been ruled out of the rest of the season with a leg break suffered during their 3-1 home win over Wikki Tourists in a Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) Matchday 31 fixture on Sunday, July 23.

Akande got injured in the 55th minute of the game during an incident that led to a goal by the Wikki Tourists.

Abiodun Akande play Abiodun Akande (right) was rushed to the hospital in an ambulance (Twitter/Rivers United)

 

There was a five-minute stoppage as medics attended to the goalkeeper who was later driven to the hospital in an ambulance.

 

After the game, Rivers United confirmed Akande has suffered a right foot break that required orthopaedic surgery.

Born in Ibadan, Akande started his career with the Shooting Stars youth team before he was promoted to the senior team.

Abiodun Akande (right) play Abiodun Akande (right) will now undergo surgery (Twitter/Rivers United)

 

He joined Rivers United from Shooting Stars in 2016.

The goalkeeper has played for Nigeria in the U-17, U-20 and the U-23.

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