Defender Shehu Abdullahi has confirmed that he would available for Nigeria’s African Cup of Nations campaign in Cameroon.
Reports emerged from the media that the defender is a major doubt for the tournament, after he was substituted during Omonia league game against APOEL Nicosia on Sunday.
The defender was substituted in the second half after picking up a knock as Omonia Nicosia lost 4-2 to their fierce rivals.
Speaking after the game, the defender, however, squashed the talks that he’s a major doubt for the AFCON.
“It’s not a serious injury, I just had a knock on my left thigh but I am fine – the substitution was just precautionary,” Shehu told AOIFootball.
“Not a good way to end the year because I would have wanted us to get a victory over our fierce rivals. Now I shift my focus to the National team and I would arrive in Nigeria tomorrow (Tuesday) and get set for the camp proper.
”It is always a good feeling to be called up by your Nation. I am always honored to play and represent Nigeria and I can’t wait to see the guys again.”
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