By Ben Efe
Eagles defender, Yusuf Mohammed, has regained full fitness from the career-threatening injury he suffered at the Angola 2010 Nations Cup.
The hard-working defender ruptured his Achilles tendon muscles during the semi-final game against the Black Stars of Ghana in Luanda and was ferried by the Nigeria Football Association to South Africa, where he underwent surgery and rehabilitation, with his wife watching over him.
â€œ Mohammed Yusuf has started running and kicking the ball. â€œHe is one of our reliable defenders and this is good news for the FA and the Eagles,â€ saidÂ Peterside Idah, the Eagles media officer.
Idah who was speaking from South Africa added that with the way the player was going, he could be fit for the World Cup.
â€œI do believe that he would be ready for SA 2010. When the Eagles resume camping, hopefully he will be there to battle for a shirt,â€ Idah said.
He praised the NFA for not leaving the player to his fate.â€œThe FA didnâ€™t abandon him. They supported him by constantly sending upkeep money.â€
During the Nations Cup, Yusuf who plays for Sion of Switzerland conducted the right back of the national team with much efficiency and he also joined in the attack. He no doubt would be an asset for the Eagles when they confront Argentina and rampaging Lionel Messi on June 12.