Enyimba goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa says he is fit and will be in camp for the Cameroon 2019 African Cup of Nations qualifiers against Libya on October 13 and 16 despite concerns on the injury he picked up in his team’s Aiteo Cup quarter-final loss to Kano Pillars on Sunday.
Ezenwa started in goal for the People’s Elephant in the encounter, which ended 4-2 in favour of the Kano club, was taken off in the first half after suffering an injury to the face.
The former FC IfeanyiUbah shot stopper said after the match that he was alright.
“I will be fit to hit the camp. First of all I want to thank God that the injury wasn’t that serious. It was just because of the heat and I couldn’t see well but with the medical attention I got I think I have recovered well,” Football Live quoted him as saying.
Enyimba spokesman Bariza Samuel confirmed the keeper was fit for the Eagles camp after he received comprehensive medical care from the team’s medical staff.
He said, “He (Ezenwa) got injured in the first half but he is fine now. He was involved in a collision and couldn’t see clearly so he was taken out. I spoke with him after the game and he said he was fine and ready to be in the Super Eagles camp today (Monday).”
Ezenwa is one of the three goalkeepers invited by head coach of the Super Eagles Gernot Rohr ahead of the double header against Libya. The others are Francis Uzoho (Elche, Spain) and Daniel Akpeyi (Chippa United, South Africa).