CHARLES OKERE Plays Through Pain Barrier
Published: May 13, 2012
CHARLES OKERE Plays Through Pain BarrierLKS Spojnia's striker Charles Okere had to feature for the Polish basement side this weekend despite carrying a knock.

Coach SĂ…‚awomir Ă…šwieca had limited options.Some other key players in the first team were out injured, so he named the Nigerian in his match day squad.

It was a spirited performance by LKS Spojnia, but they went on to lose to Orzel Balin by the narrowest margin, 3 - 4.

''I was injured but I had to play on Saturday because of the depleted squad. I had to take some pain killer drugs before I could play that game. But we lost the game....we are now targeting victories in our final five matches of the season to avoid the drop. Anything short of that is relegation,'' Okere informed allnigeriasoccer.com.

17 teams play in Poland's III Liga. LKS Mogilany were automatically expelled from the division because of financial crisis. Four teams are relegated at the end of the season.