The Nigeria senior national team have been rocked with the news of the withdrawal of goalkepper Carl Ikeme, from the list of players for the World Cup 2018 qualifiers against Algeria.
Ikeme went off injured for his clubside Wolverhampton Wanderers, with reports suggesting that he is suffering from a hip injury but Nigeria were hoping he will be fit for the Algeria tie.
But a the 30 year old shot stopper who is officially Nigeria number one shot stopper since Vincent Enyeama quit the team after a row with ex manager Sunday Oliseh informed the Nigeria Football Federation via email that he won’t be fit for the tie.
Chippa United shot stopper Daniel Akpeyi who was supposed to make the list but was surprisingly dropped at the last minute, was reportedly placed on standby by coach Gernot Rohr but the 30 year old went out injured in a league game yesterday.
It means Nigeria Ikechukwu Ezenwa who has not kept in any competitive games for close to two months, since the Nigeria League is on break could be in goal, with the inexperienced Dele Alampasu who has just eight professional appearances to his name as reserve goalkepper.