Nura Abdullahi missed out on a chance to play for Nigeria in their upcoming friendly games against Senegal and Burkina Faso on the insistence of his Italian side AS Roma.
Owngoalnigeria.com gathered that Roma stopped him from honouring the call to represent Nigeria as they believe his recuperation process is not yet complete.
The highly rated full back only recently returned to action after a four months injury lay off. The second time his career has been halted by issues regarding his health.
Nura was initially treated for a minor heart defect which required surgery and kept him out of action for six months before damaging his cruciate on his return after the surgery.
Although he is yet to represent Roma at first team level, he is widely regarded as one of the best prospect in the Primavera side of the Rome based outfit.
His return to the pitch was talked about by coach Luciano Spalleti of the first team in one of his pre match conference, a sign of how high he rates the 19 year old who was once upon a time on the radar of Barcelona.