-Flying Eagles Captain Overcomes Toothache
Flying Eagles captain, Musa Mohammed has confirmed that he indeed had to see the dentist on Monday, due to a nagging toothache that has troubled him since the team’s training camp in Nurnberg, but says he will be ready to battle Germany on Thursday.
With hours ticking away ahead of the ultimately pulsating encounter between the champions of Africa and Europe in the last 16 stage of this year’s FIFA U-20 World Cup in New Zealand, Mohammed says he has overcome the toothache and is sure to be fit like a fiddle for Thursday’s cracker in Christchurch.
Mohammed said he is in tip-top condition and ready for a spirited return to the pitch against Germany, despite missing training on Monday and Tuesday due to problems with his tooth.
The fullback had to play through the pain barrier against Hungary and sat out the team’s first work out in Christchurch, as he had to visit a dentist.
In the captain’s absence, the U20s trained under floodlights on Tuesday night, during which they braved unfavourable weather conditions but fellow-defender, Mustapha Abdullahi played down talk of the atmosphere being unfriendly.
Abdullahi said the lads are ready to face any storm and disclosed that are enthusiastic ahead of their final training session on Wednesday before the second round clash against Germany the following day, for which Mohammed has already declared himself fit to feature in.
“I feel a lot better now and I will be ready to play on Thursday,” Mohammed disclosed in a statement on the official website of Nigeria Football Federation – thenff.com – on Tuesday.