By Ameenu Shardow
Ghana defender Shilla Illiasu is looking to regain his form in the Armenian League with Impuls Dilijan.
The 29-year-old who was a revelation at the 2006 World Cup in Germany suffered a career-threatening injury in the lead up to the 2008 Nations Cup on home soil.
The injury which kept him out of active competition for two years and ultimately robbed him off his place for both club and country.
The former Asante player has however refused to throw in the towel and is looking to regain his form that once made him the hottest commodity after being given an opportunity in Eastern European country.
“Everybody can attest to the fact that I had an injury after the 2006 World Cup which kept me out of the game for almost two years so my recovery was very difficult at that time,” he told Accra-based Radio XYZ.
“But since 2010/2011 I realized the injury was OK and so to relaunch my career I had to start elsewhere and that is how I come I am in Armenia.
“The most important thing is that I am playing week in week out though the competition here cannot be compared to that of main stream Europe.
“I know everyone wants to be competitive in the best leagues in Europe but the most important thing is to play week in week out and I am happy to have this opportunity.”
Illiasu has played in all fourteen games so far this term for Dilijan which is now second in the Armenian league.