CAF clears Samuel Kalu to play, His return bolsters Super Eagles attacking Options


Super Eagles winger Samuel Kalu has been declared fit to feature at the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations after another test in Cairo.


Team Administrator Dayo Enebi Achor told that team doctor Ibrahim Gyaran travelled to the Egyptian capital with Kalu to conduct the test alongside a CAF medical officer.


“Kalu has been declared fit to play as from now. His featuring in Wednesday’s match against Guinea however depends on if he is picked by the technical crew led by Coach Gernot Rohr,” Achor said.


The player had collapsed during a practice session in Alexandria on Friday evening.

He was quickly stabilised but taken to hospital for a round of tests, where he was said to be dehydrated and needed to take more fluids.


Subsequently, he was not in contention to take part in the Super Eagles opening Group B match against Burundi on Saturday, which the team won by a narrow 1-0 scoreline at the Alexandria Stadium.


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