Odemwingie Celebrates Bristol Survival, Sad About Afellay’s Injury

Former Super Eagles striker Osaze Odewmwingie has congratulated Bristol City after the Championship side secured their safety on Saturday following a 2-2 draw against Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.
Both sides needed a draw to maintain their status in the Championship and fought really hard to achieve the result.
It was however a nervous afternoon for Odemwingie and his colleagues as they have to rely on a spirited second half comeback to snatch a point from the game.
Odemwingie also lauded the fans for their support in achieving the feat.
“Congratulations on retaining the Championship status. Well done to all at the football club and the fans,” Odemwingie wrote on his Twitter handle.
The forward is on loan at the club from Stoke City.

Meanwhile, Odemwingie has sympathised with Stoke midfielder Ibrahim Afellay who sustained a cruciate ligament injury during a training session on Friday.

It is the second time in his career that the 30-year-old is copping the injury in four years.

Afellay tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee during training while at Barca in 2011, keeping him sidelined for seven months.

“Very sad to hear the news about Afellay’s injury. What a hard working player. I am sure he will come through this as he did
before,” Odemwingie tweeted via his handle @OdemwingieP.

Afellay has made 36 appearances for the Potters since joining the club in the 2015-16 season.

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