Kaduna - The Flying Eagles have been hit by injuries to key
players and this may force them not to play any test games before a 2015 African
Youth Championship (AYC) return leg qualifier against Tanzania.
Central defenders Wilfred Ndidi and Izu Omego again stayed
away from training on Thursday morning at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium after
injuries they picked up in an AYC second round, first leg clash in Tanzania on
Ndidi is nursing a right knee complaint, while Omego is
carrying an ankle problem.
Kelechi Iheanacho did not feature fully in training as a
result of a hamstring.
“These injuries may force us not to play any test match
before our match against Tanzania,” disclosed a worried coach Manu Garba.
However, the cheering news for the Nigeria U20s is that FC
Porto forward Chidera Eze has recovered fully from a hamstring injury and
Bernard Bulbwa is also fit after a groin injury.
The Flying Eagles host the Ngorongoro Heroes of Tanzania on
Saturday, May 24, in an AYC second round, second leg match.
Nigeria won the first match 2-0 in Dar es
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