Former Nigeria U23 captain rule out for two weeks

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Former Nigeria U23 captain Azubuike Okechukwu has been ruled out for two weeks after he suffered a hamstring injury.

The 21-year-old midfielder moves to Egyptian Premier League side Pyramids FC from Turkish outfit Yeni Malatyaspor £1.5m on 19 August 2018 and he has made five appearances in the league thus far due to a string of injuries have caused disaffection in their ranks.

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According to a report from Scorenigeria claiming that Okechukwu has suffered a grade one hamstring injury which will rule him out of El Entag El Harby, El Geish and Zamalek encounter.

Azubuike declared: "I have missed football a lot this season. It is my third injury this season, and it is sad. I hope to come back stronger and, whatever happens, I give God thanks.”

Big-spending Pyramids are second on the Egyptian league table with 34 points from 17 matches, seven points behind leaders Zamalek.