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AFCON 2023: Yusuf, Troost-Ekong Resume Full Training Ahead Cameroon Clash

AFCON 2023: Yusuf, Troost-Ekong Resume Full Training Ahead Cameroon Clash

Alhassan Yusuf and William Troost-Ekong trained with their Super Eagles teammates on Wednesday as they begin preparations for the Round of 16 clash with the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon.

Yusuf sustained a thigh injury in Super Eagles’ opening fixture against Equatorial Guinea.

The Royal Antwerp star missed the team’s last two group games against hosts Cote d’Ivoire and Equatorial Guinea due to the setback.

Vice-captain Troost-EKong also took part in the session held at the Police College, Cocody.

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Troost-Ekong missed Monday’s 1-0 victory against Guinea-Bissau with injury.

The PAOK Salonica centre-back is expected to be fit for the game against Cameroon.

The session was held behind closed doors.

The Super Eagles will tackle Rigobert Song’s side at the Felix Houphouet Boigny Stadium on Saturday.

By Adeboye Amosu in Abidjan

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  • Fatlee Okosun 3 months ago

    Good to have the duo back. Meanwhile, thanks for the update, African number1 sport news, Csn. It’s now clear we’re having a full house come Saturday.

  • Ayphillydegreat 3 months ago

    Positive news we need everyone to be fully fit at this crucial stage of the competition. We need every options available at any giving time. 

  • Ndubest 3 months ago

    Goodnews we need everyone fit and ready to knock Cameroon out and wait for others

  • pompei 3 months ago

    Hope they’re fully fit.
    Come on boys!

  • Best news of the day, @sly where did you get your update that the duo won’t play in the AFCON anymore from? So you detest the team so much that you have to wish the players bad luck? 

    • MONKEY POST 3 months ago

      Hehehehe He must be a Ghanaian since he gave an update that is contrary to the popular opinion…

      • Which yeye bad update? Peseiro and the players care less if you and your cronies support them or not, we move majestically to the final. 

    • Sammy 3 months ago

      You are the same postal as Sly. Unfortunately, your first comment as #Sly which you again replied to as #Femi wasn’t posted by d complete sports. Cheating is gravious!!!

      • @Sammy free those guys, I just hope they survive the heart attack after Saturday when the SE will win and move to the 1/4 final, we’ve won this same cameroun 12 times, draw 8 and lost only 5 yet you wonder where all this hatred is coming from.

        • MONKEY POST 3 months ago

          Agba analyst.I greet u.So bcoz u won dem more n lose to dem in some few.e come mean say u go win dem again? Haba @femi u can do better…

      • MONKEY POST 3 months ago

        na today?Nothing wey una neva accuse me of for this forum.una bin don say I be dr dre, I be selfmade now I be sly.lol very soon una go say I be Joseph yobo because of his last comment on the performance of the se..lol

    • Na some so called “exclusive” media talk am oh. One said the injury of Yusuf is similar to Salah’s and you know the debate on Salah currently going on. And since Ekong took a knock, it was slowly healing. All na media speculations.

      AFCON is like 3 or 4 weeks so injured players depending on how their country perform at the cup might be seen to be ruled out of the less than one month event because the turnaround for recovery, being match fit and being in the squad is a short time.

      Do you not wonder why there is scarce news on Ihenacho?

      • Glory 3 months ago


      • Sylvester,

        Apparently Iheanacho is being reprimanded by Peseiro for poor conduct. Hopefully he will back soon on the pitch.

  • John Telo Pita 3 months ago

    I decoded that too.

  • No Peseiro Must call upon his Musa and Onuachu for this game enough of this Rubbish don’t come and Waste space of the team on joker players that you are scared to use while you left serious players at home. so You are taking our team as a joke abi????????????..

    You leave out a serious Gift Orban, Kelechi Nwakali, Akor Adams, Cyril Dessers send Umar Sadiq Home without proper confirmation of his innjury only for him to resume playing in La Liga 2 days later I can GO!!! on and On One mess up after the other?

    Peseiro you mmust field your Musa and Onuachu against Cameroon Anumanu of the highest order

    • Ugo, I think Peseiro will approach this match with the same level of caution and attention to detail as he did against Ivory Coast. So I don’t expect any major changes to the starting line ups we have seen thus far.

  • Players are coming back from injuries which is welcome news ahead of the make-or-mar game against Cameroon on Saturday.

    It promises to be an absorbing encounter which shouldn’t miss a beat. According to Scorenigeria.com.ng, Iheanacho hasn’t tasted any action in the tournament because Peseiro wants to teach him a lesson for being disrespectful recently.

    I do hope the Leicester City man has served his punishment because all hands have to be on deck to deny Cameroon passage to the quarter-finals.

    All of the players have performed admirably thus far in the tournament and I have no doubt they will intend to turn up and dial their performance up to eleven against Cameroon.

    Ekong has showed focus and leadership. The likes of Bassey and Lookman have shown the level of physicality that African football demands. Chukwueze and Osihmen have been as busy as bee while Aina and Zaidu have brought life to tbeir departments. Nwabili has been manageable in between the sticks with Iwobi, Frank and Aribo keeping the light on in midfield.

    The sum of their parts have to make a compelling whole against Cameroon on Saturday. For all their commendable hard work to get to this stage, inadequate technique in front of goal, poor first touches at times, unwarranted selfishness and slight loss of concentration are sore thumbs that have blighted their overall presentation.

    The sum of their individual parts have to congeal into a far more cohesive whole to have the greatest chance of beating Cameroon.

    Confidence is high across board that the Super Eagles can get the job done so long as they get their goal scoring act together.

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