By John Egbokhan reporting from United Arab Emirates
Golden Eaglets assistant coach Nduka Ugbade has said that the coaching crew was worried over the injury sustained by striker Success Isaac in the first half of Tuesday’s group F match against Sweden at the FIFA U-17 World Cup here.
Speaking yesterday to Sports Vanguard, Ugbade said that the true state of the injury would be known today (Thursday) after the medical team must have concluded their examination of the player.
“We are waiting to hear from the medical team on the state of the injury sustained by Success and as you are aware, he is one of the key players in the team “As a team, we are worried with the development and hope to hear favourable report from the medics because we want all our players to be fit for the matches ahead.
To say that losing him would be a big blow to us is an understatement because Isaac is a team player and a player with a deep sense of humility”, added Ugbade, who captained the Eaglets to their first world success at the FIFA U-16 Kodak Championship in China in 1985.