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NIGERIA: I’m fit again, Emenike declares

Emmanuel EmenikeIt is a cheery news for Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi as the team’s top striker, Emmanuel Emenike has returned to action after suffering a hamstring injury at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa.

The attacker limped off injured in the Super Eagles’ 4-1 semifinal win over Mali on February 6 and was expected to be out of action for two months.

It now appears that he has recovered quicker than anticipated and is now set to make a return to competitive action.

The burly attacker took to the social networking site via his Facebook account to share the good news.

“Am (I am) fine and back playing now. Thank you for all your prayers and wishes,” he wrote.

The attacker is now expected to make a swift return to the first team of Russian club, Spartak Moscow following the latest development.

Emenike finished as top scorer at the 2013 Afcon with four goals.

Meanwhile, his team-mate,  Ahmed Musa scored a hat-trick for his Russian club, CSKA Moscow in the 3-0 win against Belarussian club, Bate Borisov in a friendly match on Friday.

The 20–year-old opened the scoring on the stroke of half time and completed his brace 12 minutes after the break.

Two minutes later, he completed his hat-trick to underline his status as one of the cornerstones of CSKA Moscow’s trainer, Leonid Slutsky’s personnel.

The Russian league is currently on hiatus but Slutsky will be looking for a repeat performance from Musa on a consistent basis when the season commences later this month.

Musa has scored nine goals in 29 appearances for CSKA since completing a 10 million Euro move from the Dutch club, VVV-Venlo in September 2012.

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