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Aremu Debunks Hamstring Injury Rumours, Set For U-20 AFCON

Aremu Debunks Hamstring Injury Rumours, Set For U-20 AFCON

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.


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“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

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  • Can believe Afeez Aremu is still under 20
    2 years after leaving nigeria league where he’d played more than 3seasons.

    Wonders shall never end.

    This is very ridiculous.
    I thought we have gone beyond the issue of age cheat in the under age competition, this is a bad taste.
    One can only conclude that our coaches are to blame for this:Inability to look inward in the schools, amateur leagues, (nay the Nigeria league) and discover true under age players in this category and harness their talents to achieve desired results.

    We need to ask questions, which football club did players like Simon Moses, Samuel Kalu, Iheanacho, Isaac success, Nwakali brothers, and others were playing before they became professional players abroad. They were players with amateur football clubs before they sought greener pastures, and so Aigbogun needs to be reminded the talents are here in Nigeria who are truly young and reliable.