Gani Ogungbe

Injury depletes Mali and Nigeria

Injury depletes Mali and Nigeria

Posted: 26 April 2011 Time: 01:46 pm

Nigeria are set to lose defender Gani Ogungbe for their important semi-final clash against Mali on Thursday at the African Youth Championship in Johannesburg. 

Ogungbe suffered a thigh strain in the 2-0 defeat of the Gambia on Sunday and he will be closely monitored by team physicians to see if he will make the starting list for Thursday.   Another defender, Emmanuel Anyanwu also hurt his shoulder in the game against Gambia. However, he has been certified to play.   On the other hand, Mali will be without three of their main players due to suspensions. Midfielder Doumbia Cherif got a red card in their last game against Lesotho while striker Coulibaly Kalifa and Diarra Mady were sent off against Egypt.   Nigeria are already short of two players who were dropped on the eve of the competition for being over age as well as the departure of striker Ahmed Musa who returned to his Dutch club VVV Venlo after the first game.   Mali finished top of Group A and will hope to defeat Nigeria who are five-time winners of the competition on Thursday. 

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Previous comments on this story...

Anonymous
posted: 01:57 pm
This guy looks like Arsenal and French midfielder Vassiriki Diaby.
Anonymous
posted: 02:43 pm
I was actually born in Spain, Nigeria father, but was moved around various parts of europe because of sports and lastly settled in spain, when I was 27yers. i travil to NIGERIA with my father and mother and my senior brother dickson to IMO STATE my father home.That is why some times my English sound negative because here in MALAGA SPAIN we speak spanish.I am a woman and i play football in spain I love my Father country NIGERIA i follow up there games,news paper concerning sport here in SPAIN,Here in MALAGA spain there are eliot of NIGERIANS here We love each other.
GOOD BLESS NIGERIA MY FATHERS LAND.
Anonymous
posted: 02:51 pm
Good news NFF Chairman said Ahmed Musa will be tonite for the Thursday game against Mali.
angeloliveth
posted: 02:58 pm
@Sarah u are such a wonderful lady who pick so much interest on Nigeria football despite ur long stay in Spain u choose to be a Nigeria football follower and supporter,I wish to implore you to ride on I so much like ladies that likes football,I tell you ,you are recognized on this forum I have so much respect for you I will always attack anyone that attacks you on this forum okay,do have a nice day
Anonymous
posted: 03:01 pm
So this 'young' man is being groomed to replace the likes of joseph yobo, eh. Must we win U20 and U17 tournaments?. The aim is to discover and groom young players, not to win at all cost. Ghana won the last U20 world cup, where are they now?.
okoribe1
posted: 03:05 pm
@sarah,pity u,i m english 2 ma butt born 2 a nigerian parents,i follow nigerian footy as well,take a short haul flight 2 london lets give ur english a good shine out.
angeloliveth
posted: 03:07 pm
Injury or no injury all we want is to see our boys in the final of AYC IF PROBABLY winning the title,if any player got unjured he should be replaced with the substitute,that's why we 22 players,good luck to our dear f.eagles as they lock horns with Mali come Thursday,
Lest i forget if bringing in AHMED MUSA will give us victory over the malians let nff not hesitate in bringing him in on thursday,I rest my case
luise-hero
posted: 03:55 pm
Hey @Sara why worry yourself over grammatical error nobody is above mistake i remember a guy ones attack me for grammatical comment ,i don't really give a damn ,so don't get yourself work,t up over some unjustified reply ,,i personal am proud of you being the only feminine who can boldly express her feeling and at times give us some update about football concerning our heroes the super eagles is lovely ,keep your head high you are lovely ,i spend almost my child age in Europe i no how it affect even a graduate because 90% of Europeans don't speak English,,, mostly especially Spain because i have being there for holidays ,Valencia,lerida,zaragoza and Villarreal who are among the Catalonia ,here in Holland the same thing Germany is even worst so@ Sara you are lovely
luise-hero
posted: 04:02 pm
really injuries or no injuries this guys are unstoppable just take it cool boys you guys we overcome those Egyptians i foresee Mali and Nigeria final ,so let the music begin ,with my favorite song ose oseoo ose oo osebaba mak i go drink my cool beer ojareee nothing dey happen
luise-hero
posted: 04:08 pm
trouble here i mean Nigeria-Egypt final not Mali ,,abeg mak i drink dis beer small small mak he non kom maki mi dey writi rubbish one love to all positive naijas
sir_stan
posted: 04:38 pm
sarah, someone need u here as a wife
make a choice, hope u are still young?
To Hell With Ghana!
posted: 06:04 pm
John Obuh, please keep us infomed on when Ahmed Musa would be returning to the fold. Nigeria 2 Mali 1
Naijaball
posted: 06:30 pm
We shouldn't be relying on a player to win a match as some forumites are clamouring for Ahmed Musa. That guy is not better than the players that are already doing the job. Afterall he was not a part of the u-17 that did so well. Lets stop over hyping of players these days.
To Hell With Ghana!
posted: 06:33 pm
When will this story change? Everybody knows "Injury depletes Mali and Nigeria". Injury or no injury, the match will go on! Stories on the KOSA page has changed more than twice today and KON is still dwelling on the past. Please Mr. Editor, change this story and keep this site vibrant. Chikena!
maygood
posted: 06:49 pm
I THINK COACH OBUH HAS PROBLEM WIT TEAM SELECTION. HOW CAN HE LEAVE RAMON ON D BENCH AGAINST CAM. HE BROT HIM ON WEN IT WAS TOO LATE. WHERE IS SANNI EMMANUEL? I THINK OUR COACH SHLD GO FOR TUTOR UNDER THE SPECIAL ONE-JOSE MOURHINO.
maygood
posted: 06:50 pm
I THINK COACH OBUH HAS PROBLEM WIT TEAM SELECTION. HOW CAN HE LEAVE RAMON ON D BENCH AGAINST CAM. HE BROT HIM ON WEN IT WAS TOO LATE. WHERE IS SANNI EMMANUEL? I THINK OUR COACH SHLD GO FOR TUTOR UNDER THE SPECIAL ONE-JOSE MOURHINO.
maygood
posted: 06:50 pm
I THINK COACH OBUH HAS PROBLEM WIT TEAM SELECTION. HOW CAN HE LEAVE RAMON ON D BENCH AGAINST CAM. HE BROT HIM ON WEN IT WAS TOO LATE. WHERE IS SANNI EMMANUEL? I THINK OUR COACH SHLD GO FOR TUTOR UNDER THE SPECIAL ONE-JOSE MOURHINO.
okezy
posted: 06:53 pm
hello my people, where can i watch this match online...
Anonymous
posted: 06:55 pm
@sarah @sarah. I feel u joo. Dnt wory. Giv a 9ja guy any type of English, be it broken, pidgin, or queen's, he'll surely mek sense of it. Ur comments kept most of us here u knw.
enugu4life
posted: 07:07 pm
@sir_stan: & @fcb: I am not in Nigeria and i have not been to Nigeria for the past eleven years @Sarah: please i am waiting for your respond
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