Friday Aug 12, 2016. 08:56
Nigeria are sweating on the fitness of four-goal hero against Japan Oghenekaro Etebo after he suffered hamstring injury in the team’s final group game against Colombia.
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“Etebo suffered a hamstring injury and he is now a major doubt for the quarterfinal against Denmark on Saturday,” a team official informed AfricanFootball.com
Etebo was forced out of the game late in the Colombia game and Nigeria were forced to finish the game with 10 men as coach Samson Siasia had used up all his substitutions.
Nigeria’s injury problems were further worsened after Al Ahly new signing Junior Ajayi was reportedly injured in training before the Colombia match.
Kick-off time for Saturday’s showdown against Denmark is by 8pm Nigerian time.