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Sports News of Friday, 22 September 2023


Super Eagles speedster sidelined for Porto’s next few games

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Super Eagles defender Zaidu Sanusi will miss Porto’s games for the next few weeks after sustaining a muscle injury in their UEFA Champions League game against Shakhtar Donetsk on Tuesday, Soccernet reports.

Before Porto’s opening game of the Champions League on Tuesday, Sanusi had missed the previous two weeks because of a niggling injury.

However, he returned to action when they took on Shakhtar Donetsk in Germany. The 26-year-old Super Eagles star started for the Dragons against their Ukrainian opponents.

Unfortunately, he was taken off at halftime, with coach Sergio Conceicao later revealing that he did that as a precautionary measure.

However, Conceicao has now revealed that Sanusi sustained a muscle injury and would be out of action for a few weeks.

“Zaidu(Sanusi) is out and will be out for the next few weeks,” Conceicao said per Sapo.

“It’s a muscle injury. Unfortunately, we have had some problems, like Marcano and Evanilson. We have solutions, and the injury doesn’t change the strategy or the plan.

“We have other players who can fill the position, but of course, I always want everyone available.”

Sanusi may not be missed much, as Porto have Wendell in that position. Nonetheless, the Super Eagles star would look to return to full fitness soon.