Abdullahi: I’m Now Fit, Ready To Face Bafana, But Coach Decides

Abdullahi: I’m Now Fit, Ready  To Face Bafana, But Coach Decides

Shehu Abdullahi has declared that he is fit and ready for Nigeria’s 2019 Africa Cup of Nations quaterfinal clash against the Bafana Bafana of South Africa, reports Completesports.com.

Abdullahi was replaced by Chidozie Awaziem three minutes before half time in Nigeria’s first AFCON 2019 Group B game against the Swallows of Burundi as a result of injury,/and has not made an appearance in the competition ever since.

The defender took part in full training with the rest of his teammates for the first time last Friday and expressed his desire to be part of action against the Bafana Bafana.

“I am fully fit now. No pains, no discomfort again. I’m ready to play against South Africa, but it is the coach that will decide who starts or not, ” Abdullahi told Completesports.com.

Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr now have a full squad to select from for the game billed for the magnificent Cairo International Stadium.

Team captain John Mikel Obi who was earlier ruled out of the competition due to a knee injury took part in a light training session at the team’s Helnan Palestine Hotel Alexandria base on Sunday morning.

FC Paderborn of Germany defender, Jamilu Collins who is yet to make an appearance for the team in the tournament due to an injury is also fully fit for action.

By Adeboye Amosu (pix: by Ganiyu Yusuf) in Alexandria

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  • Ikeben 2 years ago

    Good to hear everybody is fit. I really wish Collins will resume his starting role on the left while Aina goes back to the right. I think Awaziem should start from the bench.

    Mikel should also lead from the bench, while Osimen could replace Ighalo at the later stages of the game, instead of Onuachu.

    In all I hope the gaffer chooses the best legs for the bafana bafana match. Wishing you a sweet win over South Africa.

    • Dipsy 2 years ago

      You are spot on

    • femi boluwade 2 years ago

      I think it will be injustice to bench awazien at this time, the guy av really deputise for shehu real good, he is reliable defensively, though his contribution going forward not that good, and we shdnt forget the pull out that landed perfectly in musa chest fro ighalo second goal came from his booth, I will personally keep the defence line as it is, esxept for any injury.

  • That’s good.

  • Gbenga 2 years ago

    Musa is not giving us the best yet. This not the Musa of the World cup. I think we should start Onyekuru and Chukwueze on the wings. South Africa will not survive it.

    • femi boluwade 2 years ago

      Better still simon moses and chuckueze, simon from left attack n chuckueze from right, both players gat good n fast feet ,onyekuru deserve some minutes though, but whatever d gaffer know whats best for the team, we just need surport his decision.