The defender was injured in Monday’s match with Iran.
The Super Eagles head Coach, Stephen Keshi, has said that injured defender, Godfrey Oboabona, would have recovered in time for Nigeria’s match against Bosnia-Herzegovina on Saturday.
Some media reports had suggested that Oboabona would not play on Saturday. However, according to a press statement by the Super Eagles spokesperson, Ben Alaiya, Keshi is still keeping hope alive and believes that Oboabona would be healed in time for the match.
The Rivespor defender was hit on his foot by an Iranian attacker during the goalless match between Nigeria and Iran on Monday. A scan showed that Oboabona had no fracture though he sustained a deep cut.
“Yes, I have received the medical reports on Godfrey and we are still very hopeful that before the D-day he may still make it. Let’s just be hopeful because he is an important player in the team,” Keshi said.
Another defender, Kenneth Omeruo, speaking on Saturday’s match, said that the presence of Manchester City forward, Edin Dzeko, will make the game against Bosnia and Herzegovina more interesting.
“It will be a delight to see how Edin Dzeko and I slug it out in the game. Hopefully, they will play an open game and we will also, which will make the game very interesting,” Omeruo said.
The Super Eagles’ captain, Joseph Yobo, said the focus should be on the game instead of talking about their game against Iran.
“We are all disappointed that we didn’t win against Iran but we must refocus on the immediate task of winning our next game,” he declared.
The Super Eagles will head for Cuiaba on Thursday morning for their second game against Bosnia-Herzegovina, after drawing 0-0 in their opener with Iran.
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