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Kano Pillars midfielder says he will be fit to play for Nigeria during the next Nations Cup in South Africa

Kano Pillars midfielder, Reuben Gabriel hast told Goal.com that he is on his way to total recovery from injury and remains confident that he will be fit to play for Nigeria during the Nations Cup in South Africa.

Gabriel who has been missing from action some month ago told Goal.com that he started jogging and would start training in two weeks time.

"I am happy that in no distant time, I will return to action. It has not been a good experience for me after I sustsained injury in one of the Federation Cup matches.

"I missed the Super Eagles matches against Liberia and also the final phase of the Nigeria Premier League.

"I am not sure I will be fit for the Super Eagles friendly against Venezuela on November 14, but I think I will be ready for the African Cup of Nations in South Africa.

"I don't want to risk the leg again. That is why I want to allow the leg to  heal very well. Now that the leg is okay, I want to be sure that I will train very well and if the coaches of the Super Eagles find me suitable, then I can be on my way to the Nations cup.

"I want to thank the technical crew of the Super Eagles who constantly checked on me and called to find out how I am faring.

"I want to say that I will give my best in training because I need to be fully fit for the challenges ahead," Reuben said.

The Kano Pillars midfiedler was recently crowned the best player in the Nigeria Premier League last season by the League Bloggers Award.

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