New Super Eagles call-up, Hope Akpan, is nursing “a small injury” but he hopes to be fit for Saturday’s African Nations Cup qualifier against Sudan.
“I am nursing a small injury but I hope to be fit for Saturday, “the Reading of England midfielder told africanFootball.com.
However, the injury has not stopped Akpan from being part of the Eagles training in Abuja.
Akpan, who is one four fresh call-ups for the matches against Sudan, said he has been most impressed with the spirit in the squad.
Nigeria has already lost Stoke City winger Victor Moses and Ukraine-based Babatunde Michael to injuries.
But coach Stephen Keshi has insisted the team will cope with these late withdrawals.
“We pray that everybody would be in good health because that is very important. We have already lost two players now, I hope that would be the last,” he said.
SOURCE: http://thenationonlineng.net/new/afcon-akpan-nursing-small- injury/?utm