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Flying Eagles sweat on injured players

20 February 2015, 13:22Israel Ojoko

Abuja - The Flying Eagles are sweating on the fitness of star forward Musa Yahaya, who is nursing a knee injury he suffered in a warm-up match in Ghana.

According to the media officer of the team, Sam Audu, the Tottenham Hotspur youth star is expected to undergo a scan to determine the extent of the injury he suffered when he was dangerously tackled in the Flying Eagles second friendly against Ghana on Wednesday.

The injury forced him out of the match in the 39th minute.

U17 world champion Yahaya, who scored in the Flying Eagles first match against the Black Satellites, did not join the rest of the squad at the gym at the FIFA Goal Project in Abuja Friday morning.

Also read: Flying Eagles beat Ghana in second friendly

The other injury worry for the Nigeria U20 team is central defender Zaharadeen Bello.

Bello has been nursing a calf injury and as a result he did not feature in the second friendly against Ghana in Tema, which the Flying Eagles won 2-0.

“We will review their cases and see what can be done promptly,” disclosed Flying Eagles doctor Ozi Salami.

The 2015 African Youth Championship kicks off March 8 in Dakar with the Flying Eagles tackling hosts Senegal, who have been training at the Aspire Academy in Qatar for several months, in the opening game.

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