This Day (Lagos)

Nigeria: Injured Eaglet Undergoes Successful Surgery

Injured Golden Eaglets' defender, Friday Njengo, has undergone a successful surgery at the National Hospital in Abuja.

Njengo and goalkeeper Adamu Abubakar were involved in a ghastly accident at Dan Anacha Village in Taraba State on their way to the Golden Eaglets camp a fortnight ago.

Both players were initially treated at the Federal Medical Centre in Jalingo but badly-hit Njengo needed more attention and was promptly transferred to the National Hospital.

Njengo, who had a severe head injury with the Computed Tomography( CT) Scan showing epidural hematoma (blood clot over a membrane of the brain), was operated upon by a team of surgeons at the weekend. Golden Eaglets' Team Doctor, Dr. Ayodeji Olarinoye quoted one of the surgeons as saying that Njengo would need more time before full recuperation.

Meanwhile, Goalkeeper Adamu who also had bruises on the face and shoulder, is now back at the team's camp in Calabar and now under strict medical observation.

"We are happy to have Adamu back on his feet," said Suleiman Abubakar, the Golden Eaglets' coordinator.

"Our fervent prayer is now for Njengo who is still at the hospital in Abuja, too get better.

"We implore Nigerians to be steadfast in their prayers for Njengo as well as the team as we prepare for the forthcoming African Under-17 Championship," he added.

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