Nigeria’s Flying Eagles have received a major boost after injured forward Musa Yahaya revealed he has begun training again following a major knee injury.
The 17-year-old Tottenham Hotspurs winger missed last month’s African Youth Championship in Senegal after he suffered a knee injury in a test game against Ghana U20 team in Tema.
He was subsequently ruled out of the championship with doctors saying he could be out for as long as eight weeks.
“I have started training again,” said a smiling Yahaya on arrival at the Flying Eagles training camp in Abuja on Monday.
“I am now ready to fight for a place on the World Cup squad.”
The Kaduna-born star, who has been dubbed ‘Nigeria’s Neymar’ after Brazil World Cup star and won the 2013 FIFA U17 World Cup winners’ medal, was accompanied into training camp by midfielder Abdullahi Alfa.
The Flying Eagles have begun preparations in earnest for the FIFA U20 World Cup in New Zealand, which kicks off on May 30.
The African champions are drawn in a first round group that also has Brazil, Hungary and North Korea.