Samuel Kalu was immediately rushed to hospital after he reportedly suffered a heart attack in the Super Eagles’ final training session before their AFCON opener.
The Bordeaux player was however confirmed ‘okay’ after he received treatment at a nearby hospital where he was rushed to.
AFCON Nigerian player Samuel Kalu suffers heart attack during training..Kalu was reported to have fallen while trying to take a corner-kick in Friday’s training session in Alexandria, and was immediately rushed to the hospital.
The 21-year-old underwent several medical examinations upon arrival in the hospital and he was rather confirmed to have collapsed due to dehydration.
Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) media chief Demola Olajire confirmed the situation, with a relief message that the Bordeaux winger has been advised to drink more water.
“I have been told Samuel Kalu has been stabilised. He was taken to hospital for tests and he is certified okay. He was dehydrated, they said. Told him he needs to be taking enough fluids,” Olaajire said.