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Omeruo Plays Down Injury Scare Ahead AFCON 2019

Omeruo Plays Down Injury Scare Ahead AFCON 2019

Kenneth Omeruo is expected to fit for Nigeria’s 2019 Africa Cup of Nations preparation despite picking up an injury in his Spanish club, Leganes LaLiga clash against Huesca on Saturday, Completesports.com reports.

Omeruo, who is loan at Leganes from English Premier League club Chelsea was replaced by Ezequeil Munoz in the 53rd minute of the encounter as a result of the injury.

There were concerns that the versatile defender who has enjoyed a fine season for Manuel Pellegrino’s men could miss out on a place in Nigeria’s squad for AFCON 2019 but he has come out calm frayed nerves on his fitness.

“Kenneth didn’t pick any serious in the game against Huesca on Saturday. It was not something serious and he will be fit for the AFCON,”a reliable source close to the defender told Completesports.com.


“He just need to rest for a couple of days and after that join the team in Asaba early next month for the preparation.

Omeruo made 28 league appearances for Leganes in the 2018-2019 season.

The Super Eagles camp for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt will open in Asaba on June 2nd .

The three-time African champions will face the Warriors of Zimbabwe in a friendly encounter at the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba on June 8.

Rohr’s charges will travel to Ismaila, Egypt the next day to begin their final preparation for the AFCON finals.

Their final build up game is against the Terangha Lions of Senegal on June 16 at the Ismaila Stadium.

The West Africans will face Madagascar, Guinea and Burundi in Group B at the competition.

By Adeboye Amosu

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