Kenneth Omeruo will be out for a maximum of 10 days but will still be ruled out of the crucial Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Egypt, fcnaija has exclusively gathered.
Omeruo, 22, was only making a return to the team after missing the Super Eagles’ last games due to injury and had returned with impressive performances for his Turkish club, Kasimpasa as they push for a place in Europe next season.
But he will now miss the back-to-back games against the Pharaohs due to a groin injury but contrary to reports, the central defender will only be out of action for a maximum of 10 days and not the 14 days stated earlier.
The injury will come as a blow to interim Super Eagles coach Samson Siasia, given the player’s recent rich vein of form for his club.
Super Eagles secretary, Dayo Enebi was quoted as saying: “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.
“Omeruo’s injury and subsequent withdrawal from the Egypt games has been communicated to the coaches and the medics,” Enebi was quoted on thenff.com.
Meanwhile, the Pharaohs will arrive Nigeria on the 23rd via a chartered aircraft and are expected to leave the country shortly after the game ahead of the return leg which happens four days after.
Nigeria lie second in group F behind Egypt, who lead with six points from two games.