Super Eagles striker, Samuel Kalu suffers heart attack 24-hours before AFCON, collapsed while trying to take a corner kick in training


Super Eagles forward, Samue Kalu, on Friday suffered a heart attack during training in Egypt, just a day before the Nigeria’s Afcon opener

According to reports, the 21-year-old player collapsed while taking a corner during training and has been transported to a local hospital. He has since been confirmed ‘okay’ and ‘stabilised’.

Nigeria Football Federation media chief, Demola Olajire confirmed the situation, but added 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.

Samuel Kalu has made just five appearances for the Eagles since making his debut in 2018 and has scored one goal in the process.