Bundesliga: Hoffenheim boss declares Akpoguma fit for Leipzig clash


By Sedara Philip

TSG Hoffenheim manager, Pellegrino Matarazzo has cleared defender Kevin Akpoguma for this weekend’s Bundesliga clash against RB Leipzig.

Akpoguma was substituted in Hoffenheim’s home defeat to FC Cologne last weekend after breaking his nose following a collision with an opponent.

There were fears the Nigeria international will spend time on the sidelines following the incident.

Matarazzo has, however, dispelled such fears and hinted the centre-back will be included in the matchday squad for the trip to Leipzig.

“Kevin Akpoguma is training with a mask after his nasal bone fracture from the game against FC Cologne and is, therefore, an option for the game,” Matarazzo was quoted by the club’s official website.

The 28-year-old has made 25 league appearances for Hoffenheim this season.

The Blues are seven points away from the drop zone.

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