Super Eagles defender, Kenneth Omeruo has been ruled out of the side’s 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) double header against the Pharaohs of Egypt.
Omeruo’s club, Kasimpasa in the Turkish top flight informed the Nigeria Football Federation that the defender is down with a groin injury that will sideline him for the next two weeks.
Eagles’ team administrator, Dayo Enebi said the development has already been communicated to the side’s head coach, Samson Siasia and the team medics.
“Omeruo’s injury and subsequent withdrawal from the Egypt games has been communicated to the coaches and the medics.
“The player is disappointed with his injury setback because he has been looking forward to this game with a lot of optimism.
“Expectedly, the coaches were also unhappy but they have wished him a quick recovery,” said Enebi to thenff.com.
The Super Eagles will confront Egypt in two crucial games over four days on March 25 and 29. Eagles need at least four points out of a maximum six to go top of the group and enhance Nigeria’s chances of participating at the upcoming Afcon in Gabon next year.
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