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Fitness worry for Super Eagles head coach Finidi George ahead of South Africa/Benin games

Newly appointed Super Eagles head coach, Finidi George, is facing a fitness concern situation as he prepares to announce his squad for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers against South Africa and Benin Republic.

The Super Eagles coach must now contend with the uncertainty surrounding key forward Samuel Chukwueze’s availability due to injury.

The 24-year-old former Villarreal winger, suffered an injury during a recent AC Milan Serie A match against Cagliari, prompting a half-time substitution.

Tests conducted after the injury revealed a first-degree injury to his left thigh’s biceps femoris muscle, raising concerns about his fitness.

Although Chukwueze is scheduled for further evaluation through an MRI test next week to assess the injury’s progression, his season with his club is likely over.

However, his availability for the Super Eagles’ upcoming matches hinges on the results of this upcoming test.

With only a month left until the qualifiers, Finidi George faces a dilemma regarding Chukwueze’s inclusion in the squad.

The coach is expected to announce his squad imminently, leaving little time for Chukwueze’s status to be clarified before the selection process.

Should Chukwueze’s recovery progress positively, there remains a possibility that he could join the Super Eagles for the crucial qualifiers.

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