5 January 2013

Nigeria: Afcon Hope Rises for Reuben Gabriel

Hope has risen again for Kano Pillars and Super Eagles power playing midfielder, Gabriel Reuben, who was left behind to recuperate from a freak sickness during last Wednesday's Exhibition match against the Catalonia selected side is back, as he is said to be healthy and running again.

Reuben revealed that no sooner had the team left for Barcelona than he started feeling a lot better and wished he had been part of the game against world stars like Puyol, Xavier Hernandez and Gerald Pique. "But I'm happy to be back and running again, but it was a little lonely but thank God all that is behind now, we should be looking at the Nations Cup proper in South Africa", he said.

Meanwhile, Turkey based Uche Kalu, who has a groin strain is still in camp with rest of the squad but not training with them as he has been placed under close observation by the medical team. Head Coach Stephen Keshi, said he has asked the medics to give him a final word on the player by next week before he takes a decision on the strongly built striker.

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