Abuja - Super Eagles coach Stephen Keshi has dropped midfielder Michael Babatunde from the squad that will travel to Sudan for a first leg AFCON 2015 qualifiers between the two sides.
Keshi said that he has ruled out the Ukraine based midfielder from the encounter because he picked up a knock on the knee while playing for his club.
“We have good cover for him and we pray that he bounces back before the return leg against Sudan in Nigeria,” he declared.
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Michael himself was emphatic when he spoke about his injury. “I really want to play this game against Sudan but fate says I will not, but by the return leg in Nigeria I should be back. The doctors have assured me that I will be fit between four and five days’ time.” Apart from that blot the team is perfect in health with travel plans being made for Thursday by the NFF. The team continues it preparation for the must win game against Sudan on Wednesday morning at the Goal Project site of the Abuja National Stadium.
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