Monday Nov 06, 2017. 13:30
Midfielder Mikel Agu is the latest player to be declared an injury doubt for Nigeria ahead of the final round of 2018 World Cup qualifiers this weekend.
The 24-year-old defensive midfielder faces a race to be fit in time for the Super Eagles’ matches against Algeria and Argentina on November 10 and 14 respectively.
The player was substituted 45 minutes into Bursaspor's 2-2 draw with Kasimpasa on Saturday because he was still nursing an injury.
“Mikel felt some pains before the match against Kasimpasa, so the coach had to replace him after the first half,” a source is quoted by Allnigeriasoccer.com.
“His manager did not want him to worsen the injury. Bursaspor doctors have carried out tests on Mikel and they said the injury is not too serious.”
The news of Agu’s knock adds to a major headache for Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr, who is already without Victor Moses, Elderson Echiejile, Odion Ighalo and Moses Simon due to injuries. Leon Balogun is also reportedly short of match fitness.