Dike’s Injury “Saddens” Keshi

Super Eagles head coach Stephen Keshi has expressed disappointment over the injury setback suffered by Toronto FC striker Bright Dike.

Keshi, who was made privy to the development in Florianopolis, Brazil, where he is presently attending the Fifa seminar for the 2014 World Cup along with coaches of other qualified nations and officials, says it is very “sad”, while also stressing the need for God’s protection against any form of injury for the other national team players.

“No, no, this is very sad. I can’t believe this is happening to a player with such enthusiasm to play for Nigeria at the highest level, we will surely miss him, if it’s true he would not be ready on time for the World Cup. I can’t think of any replacement for now until we get to the real facts of the matter”, Keshi said.

Stephen Keshi and Black Stars Coach Kwesi Appiah Pose With Other National Team Delegates at the World Cup Seminar in Florianopolis. Image: AP.
Stephen Keshi and Black Stars Coach Kwesi Appiah Pose With Other National Team Delegates at the World Cup Seminar in Florianopolis. Image: AP.

“We just have to commit all the other players to God’s hands, because we can only do well if our players are in good health”

The striker has undergone a successful surgery on his Achilles tendon, and look set to miss the March 5th warm-up against Mexico.

Keshi has already instructed team doctor, Ibrahim Gyaran, to get in touch with the Toronto FC medics to know the extent of damage caused by the leg injury.

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