Benfica and Nigeria defender Tyronne Ebuehi is waiting to discover whether his World Cup participation will be jeopardised by an injury suffered in the friendly against DR Congo on Monday.
Shortly after Ebuehi was substituted in the 1-1 draw, a worried Gernot Rohr requested to know about the extent of his injury and the right-back has claimed he was only suffering from cramps and it’s nothing serious.
The 22-year-old made his home debut against the Leopards and was one of the most impressive players on parade for the Super Eagles before he hobbled off the pitch in the 76th minute.
He was seen as a serious contender for the right-back spot but had struggled with groin complaints before he reported for international duty.
It is all but confirmed that Gent winger Moses Simon will not attend the 2018 World Cup after suffering an injury in training, while Leicester City midfielder Wilfred Ndidi faces a race against time to be fully fit for the tournament.
Former Mainz defender Leon Balogun, who had been lacking match fitness before his trip to Uyo, came through today’s game unscathed.
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