AFCON 2019: There is no point going into a battle with an injured player – Ibitoye


The media officer of Super Eagles who spoke with this morning to clarify the injury of Odion Ighalo.


It is true, he was injured and also it true he has being replaced by Henry Onyekuru.

We will miss him no doubt but I think on my part , there is no need going into the battle with an injured player.

He has an hamstring injury ,which most definitely he will be out for some weeks to attain fitness.

We pray for his quick recovery and with out doubt we will miss these four key players Wilfred Ndidi, Shehu Abdullahi, Francis Uzoho and Odion Jude Ighalo.

There is nothing we can do hence fate has decided take us on these part, having three players injured and one with a card suspension.

Other players need to prove themselves worthy to the coaches and Nigerians that they can doing it.

They need to step up their game and utilize the opportunity given to them by the coach.

These are the unforeseen circumstances you get to witness in football, such as players getting injured and then opportunities plays its way to giving another player a chance which he might become a key player at the end of the day.

The media officer of the team concluded by saying there is no doubt the absence of these lads will be felt in the team.


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