AFCON 2019: Super Eagles striker Odion Ighalo injured, could miss tournament

AFCON 2019: Super Eagles striker Odion Ighalo injured, could miss tournament

AFCON 2019 is just around but Nigeria's Super Eagles may have suffered a big blow, following reports that top scorer during the qualifying series, Odion Ighalo has picked up an injury.

Ighalo picked up the injury in the Chinese Super League clash between his club Shanghai Shenhua and Tianjin Teda on Friday, May 10, Complete Sports report.

The 29-year-old who is the third top scorer with seven goals in the Chinese Super League, had to be substituted as early as the 12th minute in his club's clash against Mikel's former team Tianjin Teda.

The game played at Tianjin Olympic Center Stadium ended in a 1-1 draw Giovanni Moreno cancelling out Jonathan's opener for Tianjin Teda.

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Ighalo is now expected to undergo scan test to determine the severity of the injury which will decide his availability for the AFCON 2019.

He was top scorer of the AFCON 2019 qualifying series with seven goals.

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Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Nigeria will face Zimbabwe in a friendly match on June 8 at the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba before jetting out to Ismaila, Egypt to begin final preparation for the competition the next day.

Their final build up game is against the Terangha Lions of Senegal on June 16.

The three-time African champions will come up against Guinea, Madagascar and Burundi in Group B at the competition.

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