Kelvin Akpoguma has recorded a bad start into the new year as he sustained an injury while in action for his club Hoffenheim against Freiburg on Saturday.
The Super Eagles defender started the first Bundesliga match of the year for the Sebastian Hoeneß‘s side but only lasted just 17 minute, before he was replaced by Robert Skov.
The visitors started brightly and took the lead as early as the 7th minute, thanks to strike from Baptiste.
Things went from bad to worse for Hoffenheim, as Kevin Akpoguma and his partner Sebastian Rudy were substituted due to injuries inside the opening 20 minutes.
Sebastian Hoeneß’s couldn’t turn the bad lucks around as Freiburg took the advantage and score two more goals before the half time break.
Grifo doubled Freiburg’s lead from the penalty spot after substitute Melayro Bogarde had handled inside the area.
Freiburg put the game to bed when Demirovic sent a cross into Hoffenheim’s box and defender Kasim Adams mistakenly diverted it into his own net.
Hoffenheim got their consolation goal in second half of match, Belfodil set up Ihlas Bebou to fire a nice shot in from the edge of the area.
After the match, Hoffenheim boss Sebastian Hoeneß told the post match conference that his team suffered after the Akpoguma and partner limp off dueo to injuries.
“I’m really annoyed. We concede such simple goals. Of course we had a few setbacks on the pitch with the injuries to Kevin Akpoguma. It won’t get any easier with all the injuries,” he said.
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