Ik Start midfielder, Afeez Aremu, has denied reports he is nursing an hamstring injury and he faces a race to be fit for 2019 U-20 Africa Cup of Nations next month in Niger, reports Completesports.com.
Aremu, Completesports.com gathered, sat out the Flying Eagles’ last two training sessions due to blisters on his toe and was advised by the team’s medics not to aggravate the minor injury.
“It’s laughable that the reports claim I am nursing an hamstring injury,” Aremu told Completesports.com.
“I featured in the team’s last two friendlies against Plateau United and Niger Tornadoes and after those games in training, a colleague stepped on my big toe two days ago which hurts. but I will be ready to play this week.”
Nigeria, seven-time winners of the the U-20 AFCON have been drawn in Group A alongside the host nation Niger Republic, South Africa and Burundi for the 2019 edition billed to hold from the February 2 to 17.
By Johnny Edward