Vanguard (Lagos)

Nigeria: No Tension Over Ejide

Nigerians who have expressed fears over the thigh strain that Super Eagles goalie Austin Ejide suffered in the friendly against Cape Verde Wednesday have been told that there was no cause for alarm, as the keeper's injury was minor.

Officials described the injury as "normal" and the goal tender would be ready for the championship that starts on January 29.

"I have been told that in two days I can resume action on the pitch, because I'm feeling very free now", Ejide said on Wednesday evening after the routine medical tests.

Meanwhile, all the 23 players who made the final cut for the Nations Cup starting later this month in South Africa, were on Thursday taken for a comprehensive medical check-up in Faro, Portugal.

The medicals include scans, chest x-ray, blood tests and general health test for the players with the medical team headed by Dr Ibrahim Gyaran assisted by Physiotherapist, Adewale Oladejo being very busy for the better part of the day. The players went for the tests in batches of four and five and there were indications that the health status of the Super Eagles was very good.

Head Coach, Stephen Keshi described the exercise as routine and good for the players and the team, even though most of the players have undergone same in their various club sides.

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