Super Eagles Suffer Setback as Nottingham Forest’s Ola Aina Faces Injury
Injury Sidelines Nottingham Forest's Ola Aina for Super Eagles' Friendlies
Nottingham Forest’s defender, Ola Aina, is set to miss the upcoming Super Eagles’ friendlies against Saudi Arabia and Mozambique later this month due to a recent injury setback. The Premier League club made the unfortunate announcement regarding the player’s condition, confirming that Aina had already missed Sunday’s crucial home match against Brentford, and his return date remains uncertain.
The 25-year-old Nigerian international, who has been a crucial part of Nottingham Forest’s defensive lineup, is currently sidelined with muscle injuries. Forest’s manager, Steve Cooper, revealed the disappointing news, expressing concern about Aina’s absence and the impact it may have on the team’s performance in the coming fixtures.
Aina’s call-up to the Super Eagles was highly anticipated, as Nigeria prepares to take on the formidable Green Falcons of Saudi Arabia in a friendly clash scheduled to take place in the picturesque city of Portimão, Portugal, on Friday, October 13. The Super Eagles will then face another challenge as they go head-to-head with the Mambas of Mozambique in the same city just three days later.
The Nigerian national team has been diligently preparing for these friendlies, with players expected to assemble at the training camp in Faro, Portugal, on Tuesday, October 10. However, Aina’s unfortunate injury leaves a void in the squad, and the team will have to make adjustments to cope with his absence as they gear up to face their formidable opponents in this international encounter.