Written by Tomiwa Babalola
Horoya AC striker, Bolaji Sakin is set to make a return for his Guinean topflight side in a week’s time having spent the last two weeks on the sidelines owing to a hamstring injury.
The 24-year-old former Abia Warriors forward signed a season long loan deal with the Stade 28 Septembre outfit from Rivers United in 2017 and he has become one of the club’s top players, having showed the quality he is made off.
“I’ve not been playing for the past ten days now due to a hamstring injury but I will be ready to return to action for my club in about one week from now. Missed four matches already and I’m likely to miss about two more before I get to play again,” Sakin told Sporthob.
He further explained that staying on the sidelines and missing match bonuses has been very difficult for him, but added that he has been working very hard to ensure he returns to top action for his side while he continue to smile to the bank.
“It wasn’t easy missing those games. Besides, I wasn’t happy even though we are first on the log but in the four games I miss we drew two and won two, but ‘m working so hard to return to full fitness because I’m missing match bonuses and am not happy about that.
When asked how easy it was for him to settle down at the club, he said: “Settling down at the club was very wasy for me because my teammates are very cool with me and the coaches also, they gave me the confidence I needed.
“Like coach Bosso did when I was with Abia warriors. And in this place, I’m one of the top players in the team.
“I have no barrier communicating ‘cos we speak French, but I force them to speak English because they don’t know I can speak.” He continued
Bolaji Sakin, who scored two goals in the CAF Confederation Cup in 2017 added that he dumped his Nigeria Professional Football League side, Rivers United based on ‘wahala of owing salaries and bonuses’ issues.
“I joined the club because I felt I needed a change of environment and learn more about another country league, plus I was also tired of Nigerian clubs and their wahala of owing salaries and bonuses every time.
He added that: “My greatest dream would be to play in the highest league and make money for myself and my family, and Liverpool or Manchester City are my dream clubs.”