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Flying Eagles drop Tottenham youngster ahead of AYC

23 February 2015, 19:29Israel Ojoko

Lagos - A knee ligament tear has ruled out Tottenham Hotspur youth star Musa Yahaya from next month’s African Youth Championship in Senegal.

Flying Eagles coach Manu Garba announced Musa Yahaya will miss the U20 championship after he suffered a knee injury in the team’s second test match against Ghana Black Satellites last week in Tema.

Musa Yahaya, 17, was forced out of the match by the 51st minute after he went in for a tackle and suffered a knee ligament tear in the process.

Also read: Flying Eagles sweat on injured players

“The scan result shows that Musa Yahaya will not be available for the AYC,” disclosed coach Manu Garba.

“It’s a great loss for the team as he is a key player, but we have no choice but to forge ahead without him now.

“We wish him quick recovery and hopefully he will join us for the World Cup when we qualify.”

The player himself has taken his injury setback philosophically, saying it is the will of Allah.

It is believed the former Nigeria U17 star will be sidelined for up to six weeks if “conservatively managed”.

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) have also contacted the player’s English Premier League on the latest development.

Manu is expected to announce a final 21-man squad latest Thursday midnight for onward submission to the Confederation of African Football (CAF).

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