Loading...
Loading Live Scoring...
*All times CAT (GMT+2)
days
:
hours
:
minutes
:
seconds

Football | Africa

Niger © Action Images

Mena lose Bulus



Niger coach Gernot Rohr announced on Friday that his defender Jimmy Bulus of Algerian club NA Hussein Dey had pulled out of his squad for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations following an arm injury.

The 25-year-old will undergo a surgery next week and will not be able to recovery before kickoff, according to the German manager.

Bulus’ withdrawal comes as a big blow to the Mena, who are returning for their second Afcon and will be opening against 2012 bronze winners Mali on January 20 at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth.

The West Africans lost all their three games in their first continental appearance last January at the Gabon / Equatorial Guinea 2012, but officials in Niamey say they have corrected their mistakes and are confident their team will put out a better showing in South Africa.



Comments

More expert analysis and opinion from Sport24
The opinions expressed by Sport24 experts and bloggers are theirs alone, and do not necessarily represent those of SuperSport

Event Streaming

Channel Streaming

Other Live Streaming

Event Streaming

Channel Streaming

Sports Talk



Dr Errol Sweeney
Why wait? Do it now!
Referees are at the “coal face” when it comes to criticism. We get the abuse, the taunts, and the...

Calvin Emeka Onwuka
Arsene Wenger’s legacy in danger
In September 2002, Arsenal visited Elland Road and proceeded to trash the living room of their...

Segun Odegbami
Caf Elections - Ahmad rises as Hayatou falls
He should have seen the writing on the wall. He should known it was a matter of time before fate...

Sunday Oliseh
Will Arsenal ever dominate again?
When you talk of the most prestigious clubs in the history of English and world club football, the...