Coach of the Super Eagles of Nigeria Gernot Rohr has moved swiftly to replace the trio of William Troost-Ekong, Ola Aina and Alex Iwobi who have all withdrew from the Nigerian team for the tie against Seychelles.
Iwobi is reportedly sick and that made him miss Arsenal’s 3-2 win over Cardiff City while Ola Aina misses out with an injury picked up while on duty for his loan side Torino over the weekend against SPAL.
Ekong joined the duo on the withdrawal list with a post on the official twitter handle of the Nigerian team confirming his withdrawal from the game, which will take place on Saturday.
Owngoalnigeria.com exclusively gathered that the trio of Lokomotiv Plovdiv defender Stephen Eze, Luzern of Switzerland forward Blessing Eleke and Gorica of Croatia defender Musa Muhammed have been asked to report to Seychelles.
They were originally placed on the standby list by Rohr and with the recent spate of withdrawals, they have been contacted to join the team before the game on Saturday.