Nigeria Nations Cup hero, Emmanuel Emenike, is back to training after months on the sideline recuperating from a hip injury that prevented him from playing in the final of the 2013 African Nations Cup.
The player who was operated on in Italy has told all those who care to listen that despite the desire of his former Turkish club Fenerbache to ensure he returns to Turkey, he has made up his mind to continue playing at his Russian club, Spartak Moscow.
“It is great to return to training but I can not wait to start playing matches and scoring goals. I must confess that I missed everything on the pitch,” he said.
“It was as if it is now many years that I last played the game. We can’t do without injury though it hurts when it takes long. I am looking forward to a bigger return. I am tired being off football. I am getting better than expected and I hope to make it back as quickly as possible.”
The former Karabukspor striker revealed that he is happy at Spartak and would wish to stay put despite various interests across Europe.
“For now, I’m staying put at Spartak Moscow,” Emenike said.
“The truth is that I am not thinking about transfer for now even though there are offers, but my club have the final say on the issue and they have told me they are not interested in selling me which means I am still very much important for the team.
“So, I am not leaving Spartak except my club say I am not needed.”
The power-playing forward said he delighted with the show of support for him while he was on the treatment table.
“I must thank everybody who has supported my return. They mean a lot to me and they are not just fans but family irrespective of where they came from. I wish to pay them back with goals and good performances on the pitch,” he said.