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Chelsea loanee Omeruo declares self fit for Mali, Luxembourg friendlies


/ by Biyi Akangbe
Omeruo fit for friendlies
Super Eagles defender, Kenneth Omeruo has declared himself fit for the team’s friendlies against Mali on May 27 and Luxembourg on June 1 as he dismissed widespread reports that he is nursing a groin injury.
Omeruo, who is on loan at Turkish club Kasimpasa from English Premier League champions Chelsea, missed last month’s AFCON qualifiers due to the problem but has sin‎ce recovered.
Speaking with Super Eagles media officer, Toyin Ibitoye, Omeruo said: “I am happy that I have been called up for the friendly games against Mali and Luxembourg. I am looking forward to putting on the green and white of Nigeria again and giving my100% to the team.”
“I am very fit and hope to stay this way for my club and country. There is no truth in the reports that I am currently sidelined by groin injury,” he further stated.
On the decision to miss Rio 2016 Olympics, he said: “I regret my inability to be part of the Olympic team but as a professional player one has to be guided by the recommendations of experts.”
“My doctors advised that it is best I have a good rest during the off season and they felt participating at the Olympics won’t guarantee that so I had to pull out. In my absence ‎I believe in the abilities of the national U-23 team ‎coaches and the players to do the nation proud in Rio,” he concluded.


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