Nations Cup: Joel Obi Says “I Will Be Fit for AFCON 2013”
Inter Milan ace, Joel Obi has assured he will be fully fit for the 2013 AFCON after he recently had a relapse of a muscle injury.
In October, after being out since March Obi returned to action with Inter in a Europa League game and even scored against Azerbaijani champions Neftci PFK in a 3-1 away win.
However, the injury relapsed against Catania in an Italian Serie A fixture on October 21.
His injury problems have raised concerns over his chances of making the Eagles squad to next year’s Nations Cup as he has only played a bit role in the qualifiers.
“I’m happy I’m back in training, trying to get 100 per cent fit and be ready for both my club and Nigeria,” Obi said on a radio interview programme Thursday.
“I will be fit for the Nations Cup. I still have more to give to Nigeria.”
Obi said he expects the fans to back the Eagles at the 2013 Nations Cup in South Africa. “We won’t disappoint them but we would need their support,” he said.
Inter host high-riding Napoli on Sunday and Obi said he is looking forward to be available for that game.