Tuesday, February 27, 2024

2023 AFCON: Nigeria Super Eagles Hit With 4th Injury Blow!

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Nigeria Super Eagles are teetering on the brink of uncertainty and confusion as the team record their 4th injury blow ahead of 2023 AFCON kickoff, MySportDab reports

An update from the team’s camp has revealed Real Sociedad striker Sadiq Umar has picked up a knock and has been ruled out of the tournament.

Sadiq Umar is the fourth player that was named in Jose Peseiro’s 25-man squad to suffer an injury blow.

Leicester City and former Manchester City forward Kelechi Iheanacho was the first player to sidelined after being named in the tournament.

He is yet to report to the Super Eagles camp ahead of the team’s opening match on January 14.

Another Leicester City star and veteran defensive midfielder Wilfred Ndidi was ruled out of the tournament due to injury after making the cut of Jose Peseiro’s 25-man list.

Royal Antwerp midfielder Alhassan Yusuf was called to replace Wilfred Ndidi and filled the void left by the 53-cap Super Eagles player.

After Wilfred Ndidi’s injury, the Super Eagles suffered another major blow in the attack with five times Bundesliga Rookie winner Victor Boniface picking up a groin injury.

Sadiq Umar

Sadiq Umar ruled out of 2023 AFCON

Boniface had to leave the Super Eagles camp and be flown back to Germany where he has undergone surgery and is set for a two-month spell on the sidelines.

Now, Sadiq Umar has added to the piling injury list for the Super Eagles. The Real Sociedad attacking sensation made the cut of Jose Peseiro’s attackers for the tournament and was tipped to unleash his immense attacking skills for the three-time African champions.

As per reports from the Super Eagles camp, Sadiq Umar has been flown back to Real Sociedad in Spain where he is expected to undergo treatment for his recovery following the injury.

Umar’s injury has left the Super Eagles in a state of disarray as they prepare to take on Equatorial Guinea in their opening fixture on January 14

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