Following Samuel Kalu’s sad incident yesterday, Kelechi Iheanacho has been contacted by NFF and placed on standby.

Kalu’s apparent cardiovascular issue may rule him out of #AFCON2019 but the full medical report is being awaited to ascertain.

Nigeria’s Samuel Kalu was taken to hospital after suffering from dehydration in training ahead of the Africa Cup of Nations.

The tournament is being held in the summer for the first time and there have been concerns over player safety due to the extreme heat in host country Egypt.

According to L’Equipe, the 22-year-old Bordeaux winger is in a stable condition after falling ill during training.