Defender Segun Oduduwa has been out of Nigeria’s U-23 team’s trip to the Suwon Invitational Tournament in South Korea due to injury.
The tournament takes place from 2 June to 6 June with Denmark and Honduras joining Nigeria and the hosts.
According to thenff.com, team doctor Sam Ogbondeminu revealed that Oduduwa suffered the injury after he was badly tackled during
one of the team’s last training sessions at the practice pitch of the National Stadium, Abuja, disclosing that for now the player has been stabilized.
Dr. Ogbondeminu said the process is on to get the best definitive treatment for the injured central defender to return as soon as possible, but for now due to the
gravity of the injury, he has been ruled out of the Suwon tournament.
Reacting to the news, head coach of the team, Samson Siasia said he wouldn’t be replacing the injured Oduduwa ahead of their trip to South Korea.
“I hope the doctors work round the clock to remedy this unfortunate incident so that Oduduwa can return to training on time and be fit for the Rio Olympics, as he has
been an integral part of this team from the beginning,” Siasia stated.
Oduduwa has been a key member of the U-23 Eagles during their qualifiers en route the All-Africa Games in Brazzaville, where the team won a bronze.
He also featured at the Africa U-23 Cup of Nations in Senegal where the team finished first and picked one of Africa’s three tickets to this year’s Olympics.Unblock the FIFA World Cup with ExpressVPN the #1 Trusted Name in VPN