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IRNA - VfL Bochum`s Iranian striker Vahid Hashemian is scheduled to return into the starting line-up of his team for Sunday`s home match against Borussia Moenchengladbach after having his nose broken during a vicious assault by former team-mate Sunday Oliseh, the press reported Thursday. 

Hashemian who is Bochum`s leading scorer with 11 goals, will wear a special mask to protect his broken nose. 
"It`s not ideal but I want to play at any rate," the 27-year-old player told the Kicker sports magazine Thursday. 
Hashemian said earlier he was willing to "forgive" Oliseh for breaking his nose after his team`s February 28 home match against Hansa Rostock. 

The Nigerian midfielder who was fired from the team as a result of the assault, had phoned Hashemian twice to offer his apologies. 
Oliseh cited deep personal problems for the "Rambo"-like locker-room assault. 
Meanwhile, Bochum`s head coach Peter Neururer has repeatedly ruled out a possible return of Oliseh who joined Bochum loan in January 2003 from Borussia Dortmund.