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Benfica Confirm Ebuehi Out Of Eagles friendly Vs Ukraine Over Injury

Benfica Confirm Ebuehi Out Of Eagles friendly Vs Ukraine Over Injury

Portuguese Primeira Liga side, Benfica have confirmed defender,Tyronne Ebuehi out of Nigeria’s September 10 international friendly against Ukraine at the 31,000-capacity Dnipro Arena in Kyiv, Ukraine following a muscle injury copped by the former ADO Den Haag of Holland righ back last week in training, Completesports.com reports.

According to A Bola,Portugal’s highly authoritative newspaper,Ebuehi is expected to be out for between three and six weeks and may not be match fit for the game.

The newspaper however revealed that the Benfica medical team will have to compare notes with the Nigeria Football Federation before any decision can be made over the availability of the player but says it is almost certain that the player who has not played more than 28 minutes of football in about a year will be risked for a friendly game.

Ebuehi’s highly promising career has been slowed down since he joined Benfica
from Dutch side ADO Den Haag before the start of last season. He spent the whole of last season nursing a cruciate ligament injury he copped in the Portuguese side’s training session.

The full-back recovered to join Benfica’s pre-season program ahead of the current season and played some friendly games. He was an unused substitute on the bench Portuguese champions bea Sporting Lisbon 5-0 to win the 2019 Super Cup on August 4.

He sustained a thigh muscle injury in training last week which has now beeb confirmed serious enough to sideline him a bit longer.

Ebuehi was not considered for selection for Nigeria’s squad to the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt due to his injury situation. But Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr, listed him for the upcoming high profile international friendly against Ukraine as he looks to hone a new generation of the Nigerian team. But the German will now has to wait longer before having the talented young right-back for a possible integration into his dream team.

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  • Chima E Samuels 5 years ago

    @thenff it’s time to start fast tracking cologne right back Kingsley Ehizibue. Guys you can check him out the last match against wolfsburg he completed most dribbles and his also very efficient when defending. We need skillful ballers like this in the frame of Dani Alves. Time to act fast coach Rohr if we miss this e go pain me.

    • Glory 5 years ago

      Yeah Ehizibue is a good player.Also Moses Odubajo is another very decent player for d right back position.Dont think anyone of these two needs FIFA clearance to play for SE.

        • Glory 5 years ago

          A very tenacious right full back with a great attacking threat.

        • Chima E Samuels 5 years ago

          You’re right I just watched his videos he is such an attacking threat at a point I thought he was a striker or winger because he strikes and scores with both the left and right scoring goals as though he’s an attacker.

          • Glory 5 years ago

            I can put my money on this guy to give all our full back a run for their money.

      • Pompei 5 years ago

        Hmmm, nice video, Glory. Odubajo is good going forward, and scores lots of goals for a right back. Very skillful and pacy. How is he defensively though? I’d like to see how he defends. At 26, he is in his prime. Looks like a good addition to the team. Let’s see if Rohr calls him up.

    • Exactly my mind.Thesame thought on my mind.God bless you

  • Ebuehi,try and stay out of injury. SE will really miss you!!

  • Ebuehi I think it is time for you to leave that club called Benfica,since you joined them from this injury to other.

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