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Kalu Collapses In Super Eagles Training, Now In Stable Condition

Kalu Collapses In Super Eagles Training, Now In Stable Condition

Super Eagles winger Samuel Kalu was rushed to the hospital on Friday after he collapsed during the team’s training session in Alexandria, reports Completesports.com

The Bordeaux winger apparently suffered from dehydration caused by the heat in Egypt at this time of the year.

“I have been told Samuel Kalu has been stabilized,” said NFF spokesman Ademola Olajire.

“He was taken to hospital for tests and he has been certified okay.

“He was dehydrated, they said. “They told him he needs to be taking enough fluids.”

The temperatures hover between 35 and 38 degrees and this has forced CAF to agree to water breaks during matches at the AFCON in Egypt.

Several other Eagles players have been laid low by flu, coach Gernot Rohr complained during an official press briefing.

The three -time African champions will take on the Swallows of Burundi in their opening game of the competition on Saturday.

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  • Raphael 1 year ago

    Thank God his in a stable condition. Egypt is as hot as Niger Republic and Sudan, crazy weather.

  • Ifeanyi 1 year ago

    Ha! Collapse kwa? Nawa oo, i was afraid when I saw the headline, hope it will not cause setback for us, all the best super eagles

  • Dipsy 1 year ago

    Eagles beware of heat stroke, drink lots of water and stay fit.
    Thank God Kalu is back and well

  • tayo 1 year ago

    When the man was talking they said he is complaining

    • Joel Chidi 1 year ago

      You dey mind mumu keypad warriors? So many of them very jobless. If they were knowledgeable, they will see his record with the eagles and see that he has earned the right to be respected. Nonsense and buhari

  • my heart jumped, when i saw the headline. am more of worry for my super eagle toward such hot weather. God help us.

  • Bomboy 1 year ago

    This is one of the reasons Egypt always win on home soil. Their weather is their greatest ally.

  • Why dont CAF make them play at night when the sun is down.

  • Oakfield 1 year ago

    Why on earth was the date for afcon changed from Jan to June? Must we do things to please whites? Would they (whites) ever adjust their events to suit us? Africa is not yet free….

  • Sunnyb 1 year ago

    @oakfield, guess what?fifa is taking over of caf for now, because Africans are not knowledgeable enough,too corrupt to get things right. I’m afraid we  ve not learnt our lessons,Africans will continue to take directives from their white masters  for ever.

  • Obozuwa 1 year ago

    As rightly said, most of this fixtures should happen by night. it is very obvious now that fixing the AFCON in June should have been done with due consultation from various stackholders. Nothing is wrong mimicking the European timetable as it creates that same room for FIFA events by June. As it is,Nigeria cannot hope to host an AFCON soon because of the weather by June. When Amaju gave Egypt the hosting right ahead of South Africa, I thought he saw something positive with regards to the weather, because Cameroon will be a disaster by June too. However, I am of the opinion that CAF should spend resources and time in reviewing its calendar without sentiments of any kind

  • BigD 1 year ago

    Africa is no more corrupt than the rest of the world

    CAF president questioned on corruption charges
    Uefa president (Platini) questioned on corruption charges
    FIFA president (Blatter) accused of corruption
    Qatar accused of corruption
    What is the common thread? Football! Let’s not open our mouths to say “na we corrupt pass” when the one that the others have chopped is twenty times higher than our own.
    Let’s not play the tune that had been set for us in our minds.

    Now with the timing of AFCON, we do need to “follow the money” and somehow fit with the FIFA calendar. It just means playing matches in the evening when it’s cooler. First kickoff at 7pm second kickoff at 9pm.

    Africa just needs to believe in itself and adjust a tiny bit

  • Nwigwe Kingsley Ogbonna 1 year ago

    Weather has been a serious challenges to African players plying their football trade in outside the continent even some of our African based players do have such problems depending on the region they came from. We thank God that he has been recovered from the problem wishing him and the rest of Super Eagles the best of luck….Up Eagles of hope! Up Nigeria!