Vanguard (Lagos)

8 February 2013

Nigeria: Afcon - Emenike Injury Not Serious - Official

Nigeria striker Emmanuel Emenike's injury is not serious, while a scan will be carried out for Victor Moses, officials have disclosed.

Emenike injured his right leg during the semi-final victory over Mali while shooting for goal, but team spokesman Ben Alaiya said it was not a serious injury as the doctor is expected to confirm this later Thursday.

Alaiya said, "Emenike's injury is not serious, he had just a knock which is minor. He should be fit for final, but we are waiting for the medical report on him which should be ready by lunch time."

Emenike has scored four goals so far in the tournament with two assists to top the goals chart at the AFCON in South Africa.

He suffered what look like a hamstring injury while shooting from long range at goal against Mali on Wednesday.

Eagles coach Stephen Keshi disclosed that a scan will be carried out on Chelsea winger Moses, who also picked up an injury against Mali.

"We hope it is not serious and he will play the final," said Keshi.

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