Odion Ighalo is fit enough to start for Nigeria in Wednesday’s Africa Cup of Nations clash against Guinea.
Head coach Gernot Rohr confirmed that the 30-year-old has recovered sufficiently from the muscle injury suffered while on duty for Shanghai Shenhua.
The knock subsequently robbed him of a starting place against Burundi – although he made an instant impact in the encounter as a substitute where he got Nigeria’s lone strike.
Ahead of the important clash with the National Elephants, Rohr disclosed he will start against Paul Put’s side as the three-time African champions eye victory to qualify from Group B.
Nigeria face the 1976 Afcon runners-up knowing that a draw will guarantee them a place in Round of 16. Yet, the German acknowledges the importance of the game claiming it will be decisive.
This is the first time both teams will be meeting in the history of the biennial football showpiece.