Rohr dismisses Dennis and Chukwueze injury reports

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr said all his players, apart from Victor Osimhen, are available for the African Cup of Nations qualifiers against Sierra Leone on Tuesday.

Osimhen sustained a shoulder injury in the first-leg at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin on Friday.


The player has now pulled out of the return-leg and he’s expected to head back to his club Napoli for further treatment.


Reports also circulated the media that Club Brugge forward Emmanuel Dennis Bonaventure and Villarreal winger Samuel Chukwueze are struggling with fitness ahead of Tuesday’s match.


Rohr, however, dismissed the reports and said all the players are in top condition for the cracker in Freetown.


The former Gabon boss also urged Nigerian fans to put Friday’s disappointing draw behind them and support the team for the clash.


“We are confident, they (fans) should believe that the players will fight. The players understand the honour to play for Nigeria and they will fight. No injury worries apart of Osimhen,” He said.

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