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Obuh sweats on Envoh

Nigeria’s Flying Ea gles forward Terry Envoh is an injury doubt after he quit training Monday afternoon in Armenia as a thigh complaint relapsed.

Envoh was sidelined for the last warm-up game against Mexico in the build-up to the U20 World Cup as a precautionary measure and resumed full training Monday only to again sit by the sidelines soon after.

His right thigh was strapped with an ice pack and it is looking very likely he could miss out on the team’s opening Group D match against Guatemala on Sunday.

Envoh is a favourite of coach John Obuh and netted the winner in the final of the African Youth Championship against Cameroon in May.

“I enjoyed the training, the weather is very good and the people here in Armenia are very warm,” said goalkeeper Paul Dami.

The training touched on tactics with Obuh taking on the defenders, while his assistants, Samuel Abimbola and Yakubu Maidajin, worked with the attacking players.

Earlier Monday, the Flying Eagles processed their accreditations for the Under-20 World Cup at their hotel base in Armenia, Colombia.

FIFA officials processed the accreditations of all 21 players and 10 officials. A plaque of participation was also presented to coach John Obuh by the venue co-ordinator. The players were also issued a certificate of participation as well as $100 each by FIFA.


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