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Flying Eagles midfielder fit for Germany clash

09 June 2015, 14:03

New Plymouth - Flying Eagles midfielder Kingsley Sokari, who was substituted in Nigeria's last group game against Hungary with what looks like an injury inspired substitution, is fit for the knockout round.

Nigeria will battle Germany in the round of 16 for a place in the quarter finals on Thursday and there were doubts about the Enyimba midfielder missing the tie.

However News24 can report the 20 year old was substituted for technical reasons, as Nigeria needed to wind down the clock and not due to the knock he picked.

Also read: Sokari to be unleashed

He joined the rest of his colleagues in full training ahead of the game and is strongly in contention to play the game against Germany.

Sokari rose from his substitute role in Nigeria's first game, a 4-2 loss to Brazil, to starting in Nigeria's last two games, which were victories over North Korea and Hungary.

If he was injured it would have depleted the Nigeria midfield further, as Ifeanyi Matthew is yet to resume full training following the knock he got in Nigeria's first game.

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