Super Eagles winger, Samuel Kalu on Friday suffered a heart attack according to reports coming from Egypt.
A post on Twitter not on the team’s handle revealed that the incident happened during the team’s final training session on Friday ahead of their opening match against Burundi.
The last five months has been quite challenging for the player who was on the sidelines in May after sustaining a hamstring injury while on club duties for French club Bordeaux.
As if that was not enough, his mother Ozuruonye Juliet Kalu was kidnapped from her car on February 27 as she travelled to her home in Abia state. She was released a week later after a ransom was paid.
However, Gernot Rohr had voiced his concern over the fitness level of the player who scored one of Nigeria’s goals against Seychelles during the qualifiers.