Three Super Eagles – Ahmed Musa, Kenneth Omeruo and Nnamdi Oduamadi –
received serious knocks in Thursday’s gritty loss to South American
Ever impressive central defender, Kenneth Omeruo, has a deep cut just
above his eyes and has been wearing a plaster since after the game.
Omeruo picked up the injury while attempting a header at goal in one
of his adventurous moves to salvage the game for the Eagles.
On his part, Musa has a knock in the ankle that almost forced him out
of the game but for the fact that the Eagles have made the three
Oduamadi seemed to be the worst hit as he was forced out of the match
with an ankle strain and as at Friday afternoon he was still limping
while Head Coach, Stephen Keshi, has urged medics to speed up the
recovery process of his three key players.
The medical duo of Dr. Ibrahim Gyaran and Wale Oladejo,
physiotherapist, have assured Keshi that they will work round the
clock to ensure the players’ fitness for the Eagles next game.
Meanwhile, FIFA has asked the Nigerian side to forward to it the final destination points of all its players to it so as to prepare their tickets to their various club sides in case the team fails to make it to the semi finals. FIFA made the request on Friday.
“We have to make this public so that at the end of the day some of us
in the team will not be accused of wishing the team bad in the middle
of a tournament. It’s the norm in international tournaments to do that but there was hues and cries about it at Afcon 2013,” revealed Team Secretary, Day Enebi Achor.