Five Super Eagles players , Osimhen, Ebuehi, Simy, Onyeka, Aina, have all Pull Out Of Super Eagles Squad For the friendly game against Cameroon . Super Eagles coach ,Gernot Rohr called up 31 players in his provisional list before trimming it down to 23 players for the game in Austria.
Super Eagles coach ,Gernot Rohr called up 31 players in his provisional list before trimming it down to 23 players for the game in Austria.
However ,the list will have to be tempered with again with 5 players confirming that they won’t be available for the game according to the coach of the team .
He said , Victor Osimhen, Simy Nwankwo, Frank Onyeka , Ola Aina and Tyronne Ebuehi have all reached out to say they won’t be available for the friendly against Cameroon.
“Ola Aina told me yesterday that his ankle is painful and he cannot make it and the club physio said he cannot play. Then we have (Kevin) Akpoguma, we knew already he is injured and cannot play.Rohr said .
“Victor Osimhen is injured. He send us an attestation. The meniscus in his knee is painful.
“(Zaidu) Sanusi is injured. He was in Paris to see a doctor, for surgery perhaps but not for the moment.
“(Tyronne) Ebuehi sent us a message with a medical attestation that he cannot make it. And Semi Ajayi also says he has problems with his back and the Physio says he needs two weeks of rest.
“Simy Nwankwo also, they send us attestation from his club that he cannot make it because he is injured.”
The next month’s game is part of the Super Eagles’ preparations for their 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign which will begin in September.
Nigeria are in Group C of the qualifiers with Cape Verde, Liberia and Central African Republic while Cameroon are in Group D alongside the Ivory Coast, Mozambique and Malawi.