World Cup: No injury scare in Super Eagles — Official

With only 31 days to the 2018 World Cup in Russia, the Super Eagles Media Officer, Toyin Ibitoye, says there is no need to panic over injuries in the team.

Nigeria is in Group D with Argentina, Croatia and Iceland in the Mundial.

Ibitoye made the statement on Sunday in Lagos, said that some of the players that cupped injuries were recovering and have resumed training.

He said “We have a month and a few days to the World Cup. Some players like Leon Balogun, Ogenyi Onazi, Wilfred Ndidi and Tyron Ebue are recovering from injuries and have started training.

“Balogun and Onazi have started playing for their clubs.

“Generally speaking, we have nothing to worry about in terms of our boys because those who are recovering are being well monitored and the reports from the medical team are very positive.’’

According to Ibitoye, reports from the medical team indicates that the players will be 100 per cent fit before the World Cup begins.

The Eagles spokesman said that from the first international friendly against Argentina to the matches against Poland, Serbia and the remaining ones to be played against DR Congo, England and Czech Republic, were done for reasons.

Ibitoye said: “All these games are well planned. They have something to achieve in the team. Everything is going perfectly well. I think it is kudos to the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).

He commended Coach Gernot Rohr and his crew for planning and monitoring the players in their clubs.

Ibitoye added that the technical crew had worked hard to prepare the team mentally and physically, especially sending fitness coaches to work with players recovering from injury and prepare them for the opposition.

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