Out of favour Super Eagles midfielder Joel Obi was on from the start and picked up an assist for Torino in their 5-3 win over Pescara in a Serie A game decided at the Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino.
Obi was dominant in the first half, setting up Andrea Belloti for Torino’s third goal of the game which handed them a healthy 3-0 lead going into the half time break.
However Obi’s injury enforced substitution in the first minute of time added on after the first 45 minutes proved costly as Pescara took advantage to score three goals in the second half.
Injuries have so far stopped the former Inter-Milan prospect from fulfilling his potentials, and this season alone he has suffered two injury setback since the start of the year.
The injuries are part of the reason why he lost his spot in the Nigeria national team and it could prove costly for him again under new manager Gernot Rohr.