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NIGERIA ‘LL BOUNCE BACK AGAINST SENEGAL

By NBF News
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Stand-in captain of the National Under-23 side, Kingsley Udoh, has appealed to Nigerians to put the loss to host, Morocco, behind them, assuring that the Dream Team V would bounce back in its next game against Senegal.

Udoh, who is the heart of the Olympic Eagles defence line, lasted only three minutes on the pitch after landing awkwardly on his right foot from an aerial contest.

'For the match it was very painful and heartbreaking because we let Nigerians down. But we believe that since it's the first game we lost, we can prepare for the second game against Senegal and cross the hurdles ahead' Udoh said.

The Heartland of Owerri former defender, while assuring that the Olympic Eagles will come out with a positive result against Senegal, called on Nigerians to pray for his speedy recovery.

'What I would be saying to Nigerians is to keep praying for the team and my quick recovery and I'm very sure we will not let them down against Senegal'

According to the team doctor, Sam Ogbondeminu, Kingsley Udoh has 50-50 chances of playing in the game against Senegal. 'We are still observing Udoh, but I can say he has a 50-50 chance of featuring in Tuesday's game against Senegal' he said.

The Dream Teams V skipped morning training on Sunday to allow the medical team attend to knocks suffered by players.