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Ighalo to miss AFCON clash against S’Africa (See why here)

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Super Eagles striker Odion Ighalo has been ruled out of the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualification game against South Africa.

Ighalo sustained a hamstring injury in Changchun Yatai’s game against Tianjin Quianjian on Wednesday.

The five-goal hero in the two-legged AFCON qualification games against Libya in October was stretchered off the pitch in the 16th minute.

Ighalo disclosed that it’s a hamstring injury.

“I pulled my hamstring,” Ighalo said.

The extent of his hamstring will be determined after a scan which will be carried out later.

The Super Eagles will take on the Bafana Bafana on November 17 in Johannesburg.

It takes up to three weeks for a player to recover from a hamstring injury.

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