Athletics News of Monday, 24 June 2019
The defender is steadily recovering from a hamstring harm and will play no aspect when the Tremendous Eagles deal with the Countrywide Elephants on Wednesday
Shehu Abdullahi could overlook the remainder of Nigeria’s 2019 Africa Cup of Nations outing with a hamstring injuries.
The Bursaspor defender was stretchered out in the very first 50 percent, and was replaced by Chidozie Awaziem in the Tremendous Eagles 1- triumph above Burundi.
Abdullahi had shrugged off an harm-plagued year with his Turkish topflight outfit to make Gernot Rohr’s squad to the biennial African soccer showpiece.
Whilst Nigeria medics did not place a timeframe on his whole recovery, media officer Toyin Ibitoye advised Aim that the ideal-again would be sidelined for Wednesday’s showdown with Guinea in Alexandria.
“Shehu is fine but may possibly need just a handful of times to be back to 100%.”
While Rohr remained vague as to the extent of the injury, Intention understands the trouble is not a critical a single, but Nigeria will not threat exacerbating the injury with other solutions obtainable for collection.
As a result, the Tremendous Eagles No.12 could not aspect once more for the 3-time African kings in Egypt.
Considering the fact that his international debut, Abdullahi who gave a beneficial injuries update on Twitter has liked a outstanding outing for the nation – actively playing in the 2018 Fifa Globe Cup and boasting of 27 caps.
Thanks for the love Nigerians, I appreciate your awesome messages. I will be back soon! The most significant thing, continue to keep supporting us, we shall make you happy at the conclude and conquer Africa.
The damage setback will appear to the Olympic bronze medalist, who has vowed to support Nigeria seize a fourth African title.
In his absence, the 2013 African champions will want to obtain a person to halt the attacking forays of opposing strikers.
Team B leaders, Nigeria deal with the National Elephants with victory handing them an early put in the Spherical of 16.