Akwa United of Uyo defender, Ndifreke Effiong has disclosed that he will join the Super Eagles’ camp on Tuesday, because he has been declared fit by doctors at the Akwa Ibom State-owned club.
Although reports at the weekend revealed that The Promise Keepers were not ready to allow the Rio 2016 Olympic bronze medalist leave, on account of a knock he copped in action against Heartland of Owerri, the stopper insists he is now fit for national team duty.
Footballlive.ng can report further that Ndifreke is now set to storm the Eagles’ camp in Abuja on Tuesday, as he says he has shaken off effects of the injury he got in a 2-1 win against The Naze Millionaires in Okigwe.
Though he bowed out early in the second half in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) week 11 fixture on Sunday, Ndifreke says he has been cleared by his club’s doctors to report in the national camp.
The 20-year-old, who scored Akwa’s opener in the third minute, with an assist from top scorer, Mfon Udoh, who got the second goal for their side, has been in solid form so far this season, playing as a utility defender for The Promise Keepers, even sometimes as a holding midfielder.
Ndifreke declared: ”I am alright. The doctors have checked me and granted me permission to join the Super Eagles.
”I had a little shock in my knee, that’s why I was substituted, it’s not serious.”