Abuja - The duo of David Obiozor and Nelson Ogbonnaya have
been excused from the Super Eagles camp as both players have suffered injuries,
forcing them out of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Tanzania
in Dar es Salaam on September 5.
Goalkeeper Obiozor and centre –back Ogbonnaya, both of
Heartland, were in the list of 23 home –based professionals invited by Oliseh,
but the coach will now call up two other players from the much –improved League
to replace the injured duo.
“The players are nursing injuries and after thorough
examination by the Super Eagles' medics, it was agreed that it is best to allow
them some time to rest and return to their clubs.
“Oliseh will call up replacements for the duo very soon,” a
team official told the NFF.
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Oliseh has also called up 18 overseas –based professionals
for the game against Tanzania, which will take place at the National Stadium,
Dar es Salaam on Saturday, September 5.
Eagles' goalkeeper and skipper Vincent Enyeama is top of the
list, which also has a number of new faces as well as usual suspects Kenneth
Omeruo, Godfrey Oboabona, Leon Balogun and Ahmed Musa.
2013 Africa Cup of Nations top scorer Emmanuel Emenike and
Joel Obi return, as well as former junior internationals Obiora Nwankwo, Rabiu
Ibrahim and Lukman Haruna.
As at Tuesday morning, Ikechukwu Ezenwa, Solomon Kwambe,
Chima Akas, Jamiu Alimi, Stephen Eze, Gbolahan Salami, Tunde Adeniji, Bright
Ejike, Oghenekaro Etebo, Ifeanyi Matthew, Usman Mohammed, Lordson Ichull,
Prince Aggrey and Bright Onyedikachi were in the Eagles' camp.
Apart from Obiozor and Ogbonnaya that were released as a
result of injury, Samson Gbadebo and Orji Kalu were released to play
Wednesday's Federation Cup semifinals for their clubs, while the quartet from
Enyimba are expected in after their Glo NPFL midweek clash against Kano Pillars
Azubuike Okechukwu has only just completed a move to Turkey.
The team was scheduled to train twice on Wednesday inside the main bowl of the
Abuja National Stadium.For
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