Ogenyi Onazi has expressed confidence about his fitness and will be ready to represent Nigeria at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.
The Super Eagles midfielder ruptured his achilles tendon in a league match against Rizespor last month and has since undergone surgery.
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There have been fears that the Trabzonspor of Turkey star could miss the 2019 AFCON kicking off in June following reports that his injury has ruled him out till the end of the season.
But the 26-year old, who was part of the Eagles squad to the World Cup last year, told Complete Sports that he will be back on his feet in no time to ensure he features at the continental competition.
“Several reports claim I will not play again for Trabzonspor till the end of the season but trust me I will be back before the season ends and play some games before the AFCON,” he said.
“I will begin my rehabilitation once I arrive back in Trabzon and I am confident that I will be fit for the AFCON.
“It (the injury) was a big setback, but I thank God for the way I am recuperating.”
Onazi, whose club currently sit second spot in the Turkish Super Lig, believes his side stand a chance of winning the title this season.
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Trabzonspor trail are six points behind leaders, Istanbul Basaksehir, who they face on top of the table clash on Sunday.
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