Super Eagles skipper Ahmed Musa will not play in Tuesday’s friendly with Ukraine due to an injury, according to team’s coach Gernot Rohr.
Concise News understands that the Al-Nassr was expected to recover from the injury in time for the clash with the Europeans.
However, Rohr has told Sporting Life that the former Leicester City man won’t make the trip to Ukraine for the clash.
He now joins Kenneth Omeruo, Tyronne Ebuehi, midfielder Wilfred Ndidi and forward Henry Onyekuru on the team’s long-list of absentees for the clash.
In Musa’s absence, Italy–based defender William Ekong will lead the side for the match which is Nigeria’s first since emerging third at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.
Nigeria At Risk
Nigeria’s Olympic team lost 1-0 to Sudan in the first leg of their U-23 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers decided at the El Merriech Stadium in Omdurman, Concise News reports.
The team missed a couple of chances, as they enjoyed better possession in the first half.
Former MFM FC striker Stephen Odey and Taiwo Awoniyi were not at their best, shooting wide before Sudan scored the lone goal towards the end of the first half.
However, there will be so much to play for in the reverse fixture at the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba, Delta state, on Tuesday 10th September, 2019.
Nigeria need to score two goals without conceding and will have to score three if Sudan scored one goal next Tuesday.