Super Eagles Inform Striker, Ighalo to Miss South Africa Clash Due to Hamstring Injury


Super Eagles striker Odion Ighalo has been ruled out for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualification game against South Africa.

Ighalo sustained a hamstring injury in Changchun Yatai’s game against Tianjin Quianjian on Wednesday.

The five-goal hero in the two-legged AFCON qualification games against Libya in October was stretchered off the pitch in the 16th minute.

Ighalo disclosed to TheCable that it’s a hamstring injury.

“I pulled my hamstring,” Ighalo said.

The extent of his hamstring will be determined after a scan which will be carried out later.

The Super Eagles will take on the Bafana Bafana on November 17 in Johannesburg in a 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifie


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