Super Eagles Head Coach, Stephen Keshi, has said he is confident Kenneth Omeruo will be ready for the second leg of the 2014 World Cup play-off against Ethiopia next month.
Nigeria won the first leg in Addis Ababa 2-1 and the return leg is fixed for November 16 in Calabar.
Chelsea central defender Omeruo has been out of the Eagles since June after he got injured while in action for the Eagles in the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup in Brazil.
However, the 20-year-old defender is fast recuperating as he under goes rehabilitation with his English side Chelsea.
“I am happy at the recovery pace of Kenneth and I want to stay positive that he would be in good health ahead of our November game in Calabar,” Keshi told MTNFootball.com yesterday.
“He called me when we returned from Addis Ababa and he has started light training, so I am hoping that he would be fully fit before the game next month because we need all of our players to be in good health and support the team.”
Omeruo has established himself in the Eagles after he benched skipper Joseph Yobo at the 2013 AFCON in South Africa.
In his absence, Warri Wolves skipper Azubuike Egwuekwe has been deputising for him in the heart of the Eagles back four alongside Godfrey Oboabona.
Meanwhile, the Omeruo football academy screening exercise in Abuja has got off to a successful start with several hundreds of young players in attendance.
Omeruo adviser Chika Akujobi said he was delighted with the quality he has seen in Abuja.
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