Africa Cup of Nations: Nigeria’s Samuel Kalu collapses with dehydration in training

Samuel Kalu (seond from correct) has made 5 appearances for his nation
2019 Africa Cup of Countries
Dates: 21 June – 19 July Host nation: Egypt
Coverage: Dwell text commentary & chosen match experiences

Nigeria forward Samuel Kalu became taken to successfully being facility on the eve of his side’s first Africa Cup of Countries match tormented by “excessive dehydration”.

The 21-Three hundred and sixty five days-ragged, who plays for French top-flight side Bordeaux, collapsed in practising on Friday.

Nigeria play Burundi in Alexandria on Saturday, with temperatures anticipated to attain as much as 40C (104F).

The Confederation of African Football (Caf) plans to admire two cooling breaks per match, in accordance with Fifa rules.

BBC Africa football author Oluwashina Okeleji said Kalu collapsed as he took a nook in practising and the session became delayed for roughly 25 minutes.

Nigeria’s personnel spokesman Toyin Ibitoye said Kalu is in a “proper and cheerful condition” after tests in successfully being facility and can miss the first match of his side’s advertising campaign in Egypt.

Okeleji added that Ibitoye became immediate to slit “exaggerated” experiences on social media, after Kalu became discharged from successfully being facility to hyperlink up with the personnel yet again.

“Kalu returned to the hotel within the early hours of Saturday and can remain beneath commentary,” said Ibitoye.

Here’s the first time the occasion is being carried out all the contrivance in which thru June and July, with temperatures in Egypt anticipated to dwell excessive over the next month.

All matches will characteristic three-minute warmth breaks, taken within the thirtieth and 70th minute, with water and chilly towels equipped for players and officials.

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