MX23RW : Friday, August 14 17:00:37| >> :600:4271822:4271822:
Jun 26, 2019 at 3.30pm UK at Alexandria Stadium, Alexandria
Attendance: 10,388
Omeruo (73')
FT(HT: 0-0)

Samuel Kalu declared fit for Nigeria

Samuel Kalu declared fit for Nigeria
© Reuters
Kalu was diagnosed with dehydration after collapsing during training last week.

Samuel Kalu has been declared fit for Nigeria's Africa Cup of Nations clash with Guinea on Wednesday.

The striker was rushed to hospital after collapsing during training last Friday amid fears of a heart problem but he was subsequently diagnosed with dehydration.

Kalu missed Nigeria's opening victory over Burundi as a precaution but could play a part against Guinea.

Coach Gernot Rohr said on "Samuel Kalu had an MRI and he is declared 100 per cent fit and will be available for the game."

Rohr also revealed Odion Ighalo will be in the starting line-up after scoring the winner against Burundi off the bench.

"Ighalo is very fit now and will start the game," the German added.

Guinea's hopes of reaching the knockout stages were not helped by an opening draw with Madagascar.

Liverpool midfielder Naby Keita said: "I think we have to play forward and we have to try to play with aggression. In this kind of tournament, do not give the opportunity to the opponent.

"We need to throw everything into the match against Nigeria in order for us to win and remain in the competition."

ga('create', 'UA-72310761-1', 'auto', {'name': 'pacontentapi'});
ga('pacontentapi.set', 'referrer', location.origin);
ga('pacontentapi.set', 'dimension1', 'By Press Association Sport staff');
ga('pacontentapi.set', 'dimension2', 'b956f267-a8bb-481e-ae9f-39eb825ff594');
ga('pacontentapi.set', 'dimension3', 'paservice:sport,paservice:sport:football,paservice:sport:match-reports,paservice:sport:world');
ga('pacontentapi.set', 'dimension6', 'story');
ga('pacontentapi.set', 'dimension7', 'composite');
ga('pacontentapi.set', 'dimension8', null);
ga('pacontentapi.set', 'dimension9', 'sport:football');
ga('pacontentapi.send', 'pageview', { 'location': location.href, 'page': (location.pathname + + location.hash), 'title': 'Samuel Kalu passed fit to face Guinea following health scare'});


Click here for more stories about Samuel Kalu

Click here for more stories about Nigeria

Share this article now:
Did you know...?
Odion Ighalo pictured for Nigeria in June 2018
Read Next:
Odion Ighalo backs Nigeria for Africa Cup of Nations glory
Latest Sports Video
Sports Mole Logo
Enter your email address to subscribe to Sports Mole's free match previews newsletter! Updates are sent twice a week.

rhs 2.0
2Manchester CityMan City392739106357184
3Manchester UnitedMan Utd381812866363066
5Leicester CityLeicester381881267412662
6Tottenham HotspurSpurs3816111161471459
7Wolverhampton WanderersWolves381514951401159
8Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd391512124239357
13Newcastle UnitedNewcastle381111163858-2044
14Crystal Palace381110173150-1943
15Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton38914153954-1541
16West Ham UnitedWest Ham38109194962-1339
17Aston Villa3898214167-2635
RNorwich CityNorwich3856272675-4921

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!