2023 AFCONQ: Akpoguma To Miss Super Eagles Vs Guinea-Bissau Reverse Fixture

2023 AFCONQ: Akpoguma To Miss Super Eagles Vs Guinea-Bissau Reverse Fixture

Kevin Akpoguma has been ruled out of Super Eagles’ clash against the Djurtus of Guinea- Bissau.

The reverse fixture of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier will hold at Estadio 24 de Setembro, Bissau on Monday.

The Hoffenheim of Germany defender suffered a facial injury in the first match at the Moshood Abiola Stadium, Abuja on Friday.

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Akpoguma was replaced by West Bromwich Albion’s Semi Ajayi on 56th minutes after sustaining the injury.

The centre-back completesports.com learnt was not part of the team’s training on Saturday night and is expected to miss the game in Bissau.

Ajayi is now expected to pair Calvin Bassey in central defence against the Djurtus.

By Adeboye Amosu

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  • pompei 1 year ago

    Football is a business. Players are assets on a club’s balance sheet.
    A player going out for international duty is like “renting” equipment. The equipment should be well maintained and returned in good condition, and if the equipment is damaged, the lessee would have to pony up some money to cover for repairs.
    Akpoguma left Hoffenheim in good condition, and is now going back with facial injury. Who will carry the financial burden of medical treatment and player’s wages when the player is out injured? Of course, na the club go carry am. NFF will not contribute shingbain to the player’s medical treatment or welfare. Player bonus payment nko? FOR WHERE? Yet, they will be asking for yeye commitment from players, when they themselves are not showing the necessary commitment in carrying out their administrative duties.
    Next time, if Hoffenheim are reluctant to release Akpoguma, we now know the reason!

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