FIFA Confederation Cup: Nigeria v Spain-Super Eagles Sweat On Injuries To Key Players

Siper Eagles Midfielder, Mikel Obi
By SR Sports

Ahmed Musa, Kenneth Omeruo and Nnamdi Oduamadi, Super Eagles players who were injured in Thursday’s gritty Confederations Cup loss to South American champions, Uruguay, are a doubt for today’s even bigger group match against World Champions, Spain.

Impressive central defender, Kenneth Omeruo, suffered a deep cut just above an eye and has been wearing a plaster since the game.  He picked up the injury while attempting a header at goal in one of his adventurous moves to salvage the game for the Eagles.

Musa’s situation is an ankle injury which almost forced him out of the game but for the fact that the Eagles had made the three allowed changes. Oduamadi, Eagles’s leading scorer in the tournament, seemed to be the worst hit as he was forced out of the match with an ankle strain.  On Friday afternoon, he was still limping around.

Head Coach Stephen Keshi, who had lost several key players to injury even before the start of the tournament, was urging his medical staff of Dr. Ibrahim Gyaran and Wale Oladejo, the team’s physiotherapist, to work hard to speed up the recovery process of the three players.

Meanwhile, it was learnt that FIFA on Friday asked the Nigerian side to forward to it the final destination points of all its players to enable the preparation of their tickets should the team fail to make it to the semi-finals, as is the normal procedure.

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Great Super Eagles

The boys performed very well in all the three matches. But the statistics that matters in football is the number of goals scored and not ball possession etc.. Understandably,they lost key players in the attack to injuries but obviously have to look into this area with a view to correcting the observed wasteful manner at which the attackers gave away golden opportunities at goal.

super eagles

The super eagles has done their best but they can stil more when next another chance is given.

Proudly Naija. They gave

Proudly Naija. They gave their best. Thumb up Super Eagle


By all accounts it looks like Nigeria is on its way to losing again. Keshi is a good coach. I think he is just more comfortable with his own kind. Not all teams are like Tahiti, Mali and Ethiopia and the like. If Keshi does not change his parochial attitude, Nigeria will not achieve as much as it can under him.

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