06.09.2006 Football News

Great Olympics Goalkeeper Seeks Early Return

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Great Olympics goalkeeper, Joseph Halm is planning an early return into the post after picking up a career threatening injury on Sunday during the club's league game against Sekondi Hasaacas.

Halm went to ground after colliding with a Hasaacas player at the Gyandu Park as he attempted a clearance before the 8th minute in Olympics' 1-2 defeat.

The national under-20 goalkeeper was stretched off and sent to the hospital where it Halm's right leg was confirmed broken.

But the goalkeeper, who is now receiving treatment at the 37 Military Hospital in the capital, Accra after his transfer from the Effia-Nkwanta Government Hospital in Sekondi says it was a terrible experience.

"When I went down, I felt a sharp pain in my leg. The referee came closer and asked me to get up and I yelled at him, telling him that I was in pain."

"After a while, I was attended to and helped off the field straight to the hospital," Halm told The Game from his bed side in Accra.

Even pain, Halm remains confident of making an early return to the post.

The national goalkeeper wants to be part of the Black Satellites team that is attempting to secure qualification for the African Youth Championship in Congo next year.

"I know it is a serious injury but I'm hopeful of returning in the next four or five months to take my place in both Olympics and the national team, the Black Satellites."

"You know it is very difficult to get into the national team. I would like to get fit again and fight for my place in the team."

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