AFCON: I’m fit, ready for action – Yusuf

Alhassan Yusuf says he is in fine shape again following his injury struggle at the start of the ongoing 2023 Africa Cup of Nations in Cote d’Ivoire.

Yusuf copped a thigh injury in Nigeria’s opening fixture against the Nzalang Nacional of Equatorial Guinea.

The Royal Antwerp star missed the Super Eagles’ remaining two group games against Cote d’Ivoire and Guinea-Bissau as a result of the setback.

The midfielder, however, returned to the bench for Nigeria’s Round of 16 tie with Cameroon.

“I’m in good shape now, no discomfort or injury again,” Yusuf said after Monday’s training session at the Police College, Cocody, Abidjan.

“I’m ready to play again, but the coach will decide when he wants me to play. The team is doing well and that is the most important thing.”

The Super Eagles will be up against the Black Antelopes of Angola in their quarter-final tie at the Felix Houphouet Boigny Stadium, Abidjan on Friday.