Anatole Abang had time for one more game with Hobro IK before reporting for international duty with Cameroon, but it did not provide the send-off for which he might have hoped.
At home against slumping Nykobing, the Danish First Division leader struggled to impose itself in "rain and sleet...wind and bitter cold" (per the official match report).
Abang got another start, but Hobro conceded a goal in the second half, and the New York Red Bulls' on-loan forward was subbed out shortly thereafter.
59' Nykøbing er kommet foran. #HOBNFC 0-1— Hobro IK (@hikfodbold) November 6, 2016
62' Dobbeltudskiftning: Sebastian Andersen og Anders Holvad kommer ind, mens Jonas Brix-Damborg og Anatole Abang skiftes ud. #HOBNFC 0-1— Hobro IK (@hikfodbold) November 6, 2016
(Former RBNY draft pick) Babajide Ogunbiyi had a late equalizer ruled out. Hobro fell to its first loss since mid-September.
95' Hobro får scoret i dybt inde i overtiden, men det underkendes for offside! #HOBNFC— Hobro IK (@hikfodbold) November 6, 2016
Still, Abang leaves his club in good shape. Despite the 1-0 loss, the team remains top of the First Division. Its next match is a challenging trip to HB Koge on November 14, for which Abang might not be available (Cameroon plays Zambia on November 12).