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Emmanuel Emenike will miss next month’s World Cup qualifier against Kenya as his hamstring injury will keep him out for 8 weeks.

Spartak Moscow striker Emenike suffered the injury during the recent AFCON in South Africa and has now said he is shocked he will be out for that long after Eagles doctors said he will only besidelined for two weeks.

Emenike revealed to from his team's training camp in Spain that Spartak Moscow's team doctor after thorough examination on his leg told him he will be out for next two months against the two weeks the Eagles medical staff said. 

•Says African football standard still below par

AS the Super Eagles still ride in the crescendo of their victory at the just concluded Africa Nations Cup, Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) Match Commissioner, Austin Akosa has called on the coach, Stephen Keshi to improve the defensive fortunes of the team especially as the Confederations Cup and the World Cup Qualifiers approach.

Sunday Mba scored a magnificent winner as Nigeria won the Africa Cup of Nations for the third time.

The dominant Super Eagles made the breakthrough just before half-time when Mba clipped the ball over Mohamed Koffi and then volleyed into the far corner.

Burkina Faso almost equalised when Wilfried Sanou forced a fingertip save from goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama.

•Super Eagles has done well

He is an engaging football administrator of very high repute. He has seen its all, in short, an all rounder.. He is a member of FIFA Technical Study Group and CAF Instructor. A High Chief from Modakeke in Osun State remains a delight to behold in interview sessions. As usual he was at his usual best with our Man in his Ibadan Mansion. By March this year he will be 75 years. As he told this Reporter what actually has he not achieved. He joined CAF far back 1988. Looking back, he said God has been very faithful to him. Read, as it is unputdownable.

WHAT will you say was the spirit behind this team’s performance generally?
The typical Nigerian resilient spirit that comes to play in crucial time which of course deserted the nation all these years resurfaced. The resolve by the players to be part and parcel of history and the mind set to craft their names in special section of the Championship. Also the few big names in the team ensured that they blended well with the new lads. There was no rancour of any kind amongst them.

Former Nigeria coach Samson Siasia has backed Emmanuel Emenike to be among the top strikers in the world very soon.

Siasia first capped the Spartak Moscow star two years ago and he told the big centre-forward will soon have the football world under his feet.

“He is a complete striker, getting the goals and creating chances for others to score. He has all it takes to be among the best strikers in the world, he will certainly go places," Siaisa told

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