Afcon 2019: Mikel out, Jamilu Collins in, Adullahi Shehu restricted to light training ahead of Cameroon clash
The right-back picked up a hamstring injury in the Super Eagles’ unconvincing win over Burundi, but could be ready to face the Indomitable Lions
Shehu Abdullahi was kept to light duties in training on Wednesday, despite Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr insisting the right-back will be fit to face Cameroon.
The Bursaspor man suffered a hamstring injury in Nigeria’s 1-0 victory over Burundi, and was working alone as the Super Eagles continued preparations for Saturday’s Africa Cup of Nations Round of 16 clash.
Initial fears over his availability were allayed by Nigeria’s medical staff on Sunday, and he received the all-clear to take part in the encounter, although precautions are likely to be taken given his recent injury history.