By Adeboye Amosu: Nigeria midfielder Joel Obi boosted his chances of making the country’s squad to the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia after making a return from injury to the bench in Torino’s 2-1 win against SPAL in a Serie A fixture on Sunday, reports Completesportsnigeria. com.
Obi has missed Torino’s last three league games due to injury, which put his participation at the World Cup in doubt.
The former Inter Milan player last featured for Torino in their 1-1 draw against AC Milan on April 18 as a 57th minute for Tomas Rincon.
Obi has featured in 22 league games for Torino this season and has scored five goals.
Torino rallied back from a goal down to win the game.
Alberto Grassi put SPAL ahead in the 22nd minute but Torino scored two goals through Andrea Belotti and Lorenzo Silvestri.