Nigeria's Mohammed faces year out
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Nigeria defender Yusuf Mohammed ruptured his Achilles tendon in Thursday's CAF Africa Cup of Nations semi-final defeat against Ghana and could be out of action for a year.

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) have flown the 26-year-old FC Sion player to South Africa for medical attention.

"We have made good contacts in South Africa and we are taking him there for urgent treatment. We cannot afford to waste any time," said team doctor, Paul Onyeudo.