Nigeria’s senior national team coach, Gernot Rohr will be without three of his key players; Alex Iwobi, Ola Aina and William Troost-Ekong who will miss the Super Eagles’ Africa Cup of Nations qualifier clash with Seychelles due to injury.
The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) confirmed this on the Super Eagles twitter handle (@NGSuperEagles) last night.
Just In: Iwobi, Aina and Ekong are out of Seychelles game due to injuries. Only Henry Onyekuru is in camp at the moment, we expect others early tomorrow.
— ?? Super Eagles (@NGSuperEagles) September 3, 2018
The Super Eagles face the Pirates on Saturday and an away victory will put the Super Eagles’ qualification chances back on track after a shaky start.
Aina suffered a muscular injury in Torino’s 1-0 victory over SPAL and was replaced in the 86th minute with Alex Berenguer taking his place.
Troost-Ekong got injured in Udinese’s 1-0 away defeat to Fiorentina albeit featuring for the entire duration at the Stadio Artemio Franchi.
For Arsenal’s Iwobi, he was missing in the Gunners’ away victory over Cardiff City in the English topflight on Sunday and has been ruled out of the clash against the Pirates.