Super Eagles: Ebuehi, Abdullahi set to return

Super Eagles defenders, Tyrone Ebuehi and Shehu Abdullahi are set to return to the team ahead of the last African Nations Cup qualifier against Seychelles. They may also be lined up for the friendly matches lined up as preparatory games for the AFCON.

Abdullahi played his first game in three months at the weekend while Ebuehi has been out of the national team since he copped an injury last year.

Ebuehi played for the Eagles at the Russia 2018 World Cup, but he has been kept away from the team by a left anterior cruciate ligament injury he copped in a pre-season game for his club, Benfica against Juventus.

Last year the Nigeria Football Federation confirmed that Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr sent a fitness trainer to work with the former Holland junior international. He will also be checked out by the Eagles’ doctors before the team reconvenes for the game against Seychelles.

Rohr said on Monday, “It is a moment to monitor our players to see if they are fit and of course have some news also from our injured players.

“Tyrone has started training again but he can’t start playing. The same thing applies to Ahmed Musa, who has an injury at the moment.”

Also coming back from an injury lay off is Bursaspor right back, Shehu, who played his first game in three months at the weekend.

Shehu suffered a thigh muscle rupture during an AFCON qualifier against Libya in October.

Shehu came on in the 80th minute as Bursaspor shared the spoils with a 1-1 draw against Kayserispor at the weekend.

Team captain Mikel Obi is likely to return to the team for the game against Seychelles.

The new Middlesbrough midfielder has not played for Nigeria since the Eagles were knocked out of the Russia 2018 World Cup in the first round.