No Cause for Alarm on Eagles’ Injury Worries, Says Ibitoye


Super Eagles Media Officer, Toyin Ibitoye, has declared that there is nothing to worry concerning the injuries that plagued many key players of the Super Eagles as they fast recovery from their injuries just as some are already returned to action.

It is recalled that many of Super Eagles regular players such as the Vice Captain of the team, Ogenyi Onazi, Leon Balogun, Williams Troost-Ekong, Tyronne Ebuehi and Henry Onyekuru were all plagued with one injury or the other thereby fueling fear that the Super Eagles will be in crisis when they land in Russia for their World Cup campaign, but the team’s mouth piece is saying that is not going to be the case.

Ibitoye doused tension as it regards injured Super Eagles’ players saying they are recovering very fast and advised Nigerians not to worry as it is expected that all the injured players will have recovered fully before the Mundial.

He, however, used the opportunity to reveal that the Eagles gaffer is going to stick with the bulk of the players who helped the team to qualify for the World Cup instead of looking for new players.

“They are all recovering fast, we have the ones that have issues to the World Cup, Some players like Leon Balogun Ogenyi Onazi, Wilfred Ndidi and Tyronne Ebuehi are recovering fast from injuries and they have started training. Balogun and Onazi have started playing for their clubs already.

“So generally speaking we got nothing to worry about because those who are recovering are being well monitored and reports from the medics are very positive,” Ibitoye said.

Speaking further, the Eagles’ image maker said: “The Eagles’ technical adviser, Gernot Rohr, wants to stick with the players who qualified us to the Mundial. He does not want to toy with having new players to the team that ensured that we qualified for the World Cup.

“So, I don’t think that we will be seeing more than two or three new players if at all he is going to add any new player to the squad,” Ibitoye said.

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