Panic in Super Eagles Camp As Influential Striker Misses Training Amidst Injury Scare

Panic in Super Eagles Camp As Influential Striker Misses Training Amidst Injury Scare

Chukwu Ikechukwu
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:54 PM
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  • Kelechi Iheanacho missed the Super Eagles open training session after their victory against Guinea-Bissau
  • The Leicester City striker scored Nigeria’s opening goal in the tournament when his first-half strike ensured all 3 points against Egypt on matchday 1
  • Iheanacho featured in the game against Guinea Bissau setting up Umar Sadiq for the opening goal

Nigeria’s preparation ahead of the Round of 16 clash against the Carthage Eagles of Tunisia has been hampered following revelations of Leicester City’s top marksman Kelechi Iheanacho missing training due to an injury scare.

Panic in Super Eagles camp as influential striker misses training amidst injury scare
Kelechi Iheanacho bagged the Man of the Match award in the Super Eagles opening game against Egypt. Photo by Daniel Beloumou Olomo
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The Super Eagles forward has been in inspiring form for Nigeria at the ongoing AFCON bagging the Man of the Match award in the Super Eagles first game against Egypt after scoring the only goal of the game to secure the win for the three-time African champions.

Iheanacho was also phenomenal in the Eagles final group game against Guinea-Bissau as he assisted Nigeria’s first goal sliding a perfect through ball for Sadiq Umar to tap in.

However, according to Complete Sports, Kelechi Iheanacho now missed the Super Eagles’ open training session following Wednesday’s 2-0 win against Guinea-Bissau.

This will be a scare to lots of Nigerian fans who believe Iheanacho’s partnership upfront alongside Union Berlin’s Taiwo Awoniyi has been the Super Eagle’s best striking option after not being too impressed with Sadiq Umar’s displays in the competition thus far.

Nigeria’s interim coach Augustine Eguavoen will certainly be sweating over the fitness of the 25-year old forward and will be hoping Iheanacho will be declared fit in time for the Super Eagle’s Round 0f 16 clash against Tunisia on Sunday, January 23.

AFCON 2021: Panic for Nigeria As Super Eagles Get Tough Opponent in Round of 16

Earlier Sportsbrief reported The Super Eagles of Nigeria will trade tackles with Tunisia in the Round of 16 at the ongoing 2021 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon. Having emerged table toppers in Group D.

Nigeria are billed to take on the third-placed Group F team as the Carthage Eagles occupied that spot after the final matches of the preliminary rounds are concluded on Thursday.

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Chukwu Ikechukwu Godwin is a journalist with over 9 years of experience in the Nigerian media industry. He has worked both in Radio (Today FM, Rhythm FM, Wish FM) and Television (Silverbird TV) as a Sports Analyst..