Super Eagles left-back Zaidu Sanusi sidelined for Porto’s next few games


Super Eagles defender Zaidu Sanusi will miss Porto’s games for the next few weeks after sustaining a muscle injury in their UEFA Champions League game against Shakhtar Donetsk on Tuesday, reports.

The full-back was injured in the game against Shakhtar Donetsk, as FC Porto coach Sérgio Conceição confirmed that the defender will be left out of the game against Gil for the next few weeks.

Zaidu is out and will be out for the next few weeks. It’s a muscle injury, unfortunately we have had some problems, like Marcano, Evanilson. We have solutions and the injury doesn’t change the strategy or the plan. We have other players who can fill the position , but of course I always want everyone available, FC Porto coach Sérgio Conceição said.

Wendell is Zaidu’s natural replacement on the left side of defense. This season, Sérgio debuted a system of five central players, which increases the range of options on the left. Galeno was the option in this match.

With no specific timeline set for his return, the Super Eagles left-back, could miss another international engagement with Nigeria scheduled to face Saudi Arabia in a friendly game in October.

That game will take place in Portugal , and so the FC Porto man will look to recover in time to be part of the Super Eagles squad for the match in his base.

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