By Andrew Randa
Lobi Stars duo of Benedict Atule and Moses Bunde are gradually making their way back from injury and have a chance to feature in the second round of the Glo Premier League.
The pair have missed the larger part of Lobi Stars 2013 campaign through injuries that have limited their appearances both on the ill-fated continental front and in the league.
Atule, who spoke to supersport.com in Makurdi, said he is feeling better and has high hopes he will play a part in Lobi's quest to win the league.
"I hope to be ready in two or three weeks, the injury was scary and I've never had that type of injury in my career," the former Kano Pillars and Enyimba defender revealed.
"The injury happened during Week Three of the current season when we played ABS in Katsina-Ala, I went for a 50-50 challenge and my kneecap gave way.
"Luckily we found a specialist who has been helping with the treatment and the cap is back in place now."
The Glo Premier League veteran defender also showered praises on the Dominic Iorfa led management of Lobi Stars.
"The management has taken care of me, I cannot complain, I hope I can get back to my feet and help the team win the league or at least get back on the continent to redeem ourselves after the debacle of this year's continental outing.
Another stalwart in the squad, Bunde has also been out for a while after sustaining a thigh injury in the course of their ill-fated continental campaign. The Benue-born player is also expected to make a full return and be part of the squad for the second round of the season.
Lobi Stars of Makurdi are placed 11th on the log with 26 points from 19 matches played so far.