Olympic Eagles Set for Africa U23 Cup of Nations 2023| Nigeria’s U23 boys, Olympic Eagles will now host their Guinean counterparts at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium, Abuja on Wednesday, 22nd March, in the final round of qualifiers for this year’s Africa U23 Cup of Nations. Read more on www.eduschoolnews.com
Recently, William Troost-Ekong, is in a race to be fit for the clash as he resumes individual training, 14 days remaining to the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers between Nigeria and Guinea Bissau, Super Eagles defender,
In an effort to secure a spot at the AFCON in Ivory Coast next year, the Eagles will play the Djurtus in a two-legged matchup. Before the Eagles travel to Morocco for the second leg on March 28, the first leg takes place at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium in Abuja on March 24.
The former Udinese player had resumed training, according to a recent update from the Italian website salernonotizie.it, but it remained extremely unlikely that he would be available for the match.
“Troost-Ekong posts a video on social networks depicting happiness, normalcy, and a return to competition. In Verona, the grenade defender suffered a tibial plateau fracture. He was able to return to the field after the break at the end of March in time to play in the away game on April 2 in La Spezia because he started running again today.
The 29-year-old sustained an injury in Salernitana’s 1-0 loss to Hellas Verona last month, and Norbert Gyomber was brought on to take his place seven minutes from time after it was determined he couldn’t continue.
According to reports, Troost-Ekong may not be fully fit for the match, which will be a huge setback for Portuguese tactician Jose Peseiro who is still unsure of Kenneth Omeruo and Leon Balogun’s availability.
Balogun’s calf injury from last November has prevented him from playing for Queen Parks Rangers for the past four months. He suffered the injury in his final game for QPR against Huddersfield Town at the beginning of November and was replaced at halftime.
Additionally, Omeruo is still a serious doubt for the game due to a shoulder injury he suffered in January against Albacete.
Nigeria is currently in first place in Group A with six points after defeating Sierra Leone at home and crushing Sao Tome and Principe 10-0 away.
The three-time African champions will choose to travel to Ivory Coast in 2017 if they win both games against Guinea-Bissau.