Four players, Rabiu Ibrahim, Dele Ajiboye, Maduabuchi Josiah and Ekigho Ehiosun (pictured left) sustained different degrees of injury during the All Africa Games qualifying match against Liberia in Monrovia last weekend.
Dele Ajiboye was substituted after suffering a bloody nose from an elbow in an aerial clash with Liberia”s Ronaldinho Patrick.
Rabiu Ibrahim limped out of the pitch after sustaining a knee injury in the second half of the encounter while his substitute, Maduabuchi Josiah suffered an ankle injury.
Three goal hero in the game against Equatorial Guinea, Ekigho Ehiosun sustained an ankle injury.
However team doctor of the side, Ogbondeminu Samuel says the players are all responding to treatment.
“Even though Rabiu Ibrahim is still limping, he is responding to treatment. We are still managing his situation.
“There is no need to panic since we have the situation under control,” the doctor said.
Rabiu Sustained the injury after two Liberian defenders hacked him down towards the end of the first half.
He returned for the second half with a bandaged knee but after five minutes of action he could no longer continue.
“Maduabuchi is stable now. But we are still observing his ankle. As you can see he has stopped limping but that is not to say that he is fully fit,” the team physiotherapist, Abdulsalam Shuaibu disclosed.
For Dele Ajiboye, Shaibu said, “he is a lot better now. As you can see he is everywhere and has returned to his lively mood.
“The Bleeding has stopped but the swollen nose is still being treated. He should be
perfect before the return leg,” Dr. Ogbondeminu Samuel added.
“Ekigho Ehiosun needs more rest and he would be fine.”