Nigeria defender, Kunle Odunlami, has shaken off the injury he suffered in Wednesday’s international friendly against Scotland in London.
The Sunshine Stars centre-back, who played as a right-back in the World Cup warm-up, had to be replaced by Efe Ambrose for the last quarter of an hour.
“He is very fine. Kunle Odunlami is a very strong player. He is now walking fine without any problem. The team doctor told me he has checked him and said it is just a slight knock and nothing serious. So he is good to go.
“During the Chan (African Nations Championship) in South Africa earlier this year he suffered the same injury in one of the games but quickly recovered to continue in the tournament,” spokesman of the Nigerian men’s national team, Ben Alaiya told supersport.com on Thursday.
Odunlami is now expected to make the trip to Philadelphia in the USA with the rest of the provisional squad members after the scare that he might have suffered a serious injury.
“I spoke to the coach (Stephen Keshi) and he also confirmed Kunle Odunlami is fine and will travel with the team to the United States. As I speak to you, my luggage and his luggage are being checked in for the trip,” Alaiya informed supersport.com over telephone.
The African champions will go head-to-head with Greece at the Philadelphia Union Stadium next week.
Nigeria head coach, Stephen Keshi, will name his final 23-man squad for the 2014 Fifa World Cup before June 2.