Calabar - Golden Eaglets would miss the services of striker Victor Osimhen and creative midfielder Ernest Agenor against Gabon due to poor disciplinary record.
Nigeria host Gabon this weekend in their second leg-final round decisive CAF U17 Championship qualifier in Calabar.
While Osimhen earned a red card during the first leg in Libreville, Agenor ruled himself out after accumulating a second yellow card in the qualifiers. The midfielder had his first booking despite an impressive performance in the 4-0 win against Democratic Republic of Congo in Abeokuta and a second one against Gabon in Libreville.
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Despite the setback however, Golden Eaglets coordinator, Prince Udofia believes there is no cause for alarm since there is strength in depth in the team, insisting that other players would rise to the challenge."The coaches have been working with other players since they knew both Agenor and Victor would not be available and there is no problem about that because there is a pool of good players to be chosen from," he said.
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