The Super Eagles camp will be full of so much relieve now as the Nigeria medical team reported that injured goalkeeper Austin Ejide will gain full recovery from his thigh injury in two weeks, which was seen as a major setback for the squad.
Austin Ejide who mounted the goalpost for the Super Eagles in a friendly against Cape Verde ahead of the AFCON 2013 got injured during this game which ended in a 0-0 draw can be rest assured to make the nations cup 2013 taking place in South Africa.
The medical report coming from the medical team with the squad in Faro has indicated that the thigh injury which the player sustained will heal in eight days but the player has also been given some time off the training pitch so he can be back to full recovery and join the squad for full training after wards.
The Chief Coach of the Super Eagles; Stephen Keshi said Ejide will be fully fit for the opening clash of the Super Eagles come January 21 but he is however standing by Daniel Akpenyi in camp as a possible replacement for Ejide if plans change.
“In fact, he should be ready for our opening Group C game against Burkina Faso on January 21.
“The doctor has explained that he has started his recovery therapy already and in four days, before we leave Portugal for South Africa, we should have a progress report on whether he has improved or not.
“If we have any negatives we may be forced to make a change but we don’t expect that. However we are still keeping Daniel Akpeyi in camp to forestall any unforeseen circumstance”, he said.