AFCON Diaries: Eguavoen rules out Super Eagles star against Sudan

Published on: 15 January 2022

 

Super Eagles interim boss Augustine Eguavoen has revealed that defender Chidozie Awaziem will not be part of the game against Sudan because of an ankle injury.

Awaziem was not part of the squad that prosecuted the game against Egypt, which raised eyebrows, considering that he is currently one of the best defenders in the team.

Soccernet then gathered after the game that Awaziem had suffered a knock and was under the weather.

It was hoped Awaziem would recover in time for the game against Sudan, but speaking ahead of the game, Eguavoen revealed Awaziem would not feature, but he is expected to return soon.

“That’s beyond me & only the medics can answer that,” Eguavoen said at the pre-match press conference as per Victor Modo.

“I know he has an ankle injury & will be back very soon.”

However, even with the absence of Awaziem, the team still boast of adequate cover in central defence. The partnership of William Troost-Ekong and Kenneth Omeruo was fantastic in the game against the Pharaohs.

Although Omeruo picked up an injury in the game against Egypt, he returned to training on Thursday. The Super Eagles can also count on the likes of Semi Ajayi and Olisa Ndah.

 

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