Nigeria to risk half-fit Carl Ikeme against Tanzania


By Ayodeji Babatunde with agency report

Nigeria is likely to risk half fit goalkeeper Carl Ikeme who is nursing a back problem against Tanzania today.

Ikeme arrived late to join the Super Eagles training camp in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.

In the absence of Vincent Enyeama, the 30-year-old Wolverhampton Wanderers shot stopper has installed himself as Nigeria No 1 since his debut against Tanzania in Dar es Salaam last September.

However, he has endured a few setbacks in his international career lately.

A stomach problem forced him to return to his English base before a crucial AFCON return leg match in Egypt in March and he was one of the last arrivals for today’s came apparently due to a back problem.

Eagles goalkeeper trainer Alloy Agu said:”The doctor and physio worked with him and I have also looked at him. We have done a little stuff with him. So, we will see.”

FC IfeanyiUbah No 1 Ikechukwu Ezenwa will be the cover for the Wolves goalkeeper for this AFCON qualifier in Uyo.
Credit: African football.
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