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AFCON 2023: Yusuf Ruled Out Of Super Eagles Vs Equatorial Guinea

Super Eagles head coach, Jose Peseiro has revealed Alhassan Yusuf will miss the side’s clash with Cote d’Ivoire due to injury.

Yusuf sustained a thigh injury in Super Eagles’ 1-1 draw with Equatorial Guinea on Sunday.

The Royal Antwerp player was replaced by Southampton midfielder Joe Aribo on 68 minutes.

“Yusuf is out of the game against against Cote d’Ivoire. We hope he will be able to play the next game against Guinea-Bissau,” Peseiro told a press conference on Wednesday.

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“The good thing is that it is not a serious injury. He did the test yesterday and it was not something serious.”

Aribo and Leicester City star Kelechi Iheanacho are in line to replace him in the starting line-up against Jean- Louis Gasset’s side.

The Super Eagles will take on the Elephants of Cote d’Ivoire at the Alssanne Quattara Stadium, Ebimpe, Abidjan on Thursday.

The game will kick-of at 6pm Nigeria time.

By Adeboye Amosu in Abidjan

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  • Field Marshall. General. Sir Johnbob 5 months ago

    Bia CSN, una sure se una de okay??

    Abi to proof read na na wahala for una ba?

    See the header for this story and check the information in the body ke?

    Chaii! Only in Nigeria I tell unu mi bredas lool!

    Although having said that I must say that this is not good news at all at all – haba, when we need him the most because this is our toughest ops in this first round Anyway sha, whom God bless no no man can curse so the result will still be the same and the SE’s will be victorious glory to God, and then we’ll see ya’ll in the next round – haters and all!


  • Richie 5 months ago

    Very MISLEADING headline from CS.

    Anyways…….it’d BETTER be Iheanacho; Aribo bawo???????

    No gree 4 anybody oh

  • Abeg o, not Aribo. He turned off the engine when he came in.

  • TVC sports an hour back said he is ruled out of AFCON generally.

    Which one I go con believe?

    Sadiq own still on my mind

  • Dr. Drey 5 months ago

    They call it the fresher’s bug. Trying too hard to impress in the month before his first pay cheque.

    On that dry pitch, in such humid playing conditions, it was only a matter of time before something gives way. He’ld be lucky if Nigeria is still in this tournament by the time he is fit to play again

    Hard luck Yusuf.

    • Selfmade 5 months ago

      You reek of negativity, and you pick and choose…. If he didn’t give his all you will come here with your sarcastic insults…You are a bad person.

      • Ndubest 5 months ago

        @Selfmade hope you are doing great. Hopefully both Nigeria and Ghana will progress to the next round. We aren’t happy when our teams are not leaving upto expectations but we will continue to support them in both good and difficult times that is what it means to be a true fan.

      • Lollippos 5 months ago

        @ Selfmade, why not just call Dr. Drey Reek Panties instead of reek of negativity. Bad mouth. Lol

    • kachi 5 months ago

      He always plays like that since when i watched him at IFK Goteburg

  • invite abdulrazak ishaq to this team. he is the most all round player every team needs. he can play in any role in midfield, as a winger, wing-back etc he has great pace and excellent range of passing. he just hasnt been discovered by a prominent club yet. he is just like yusuf, a diamond in the rough. check his highlights.

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