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Surgery rules Alampasu out of Brazil friendly

17 March 2016, 07:19Israel Ojoko

Lagos - 2013 FIFA U-17 World Cup –winning goalkeeper, Dele Alampasu, has been ruled out of the international friendly game between the Dream Team and their Brazilian counterparts scheduled for Thursday March 24 in Brazil.

According to a mail sent to the Nigeria Football Federation by the medical doctor of ‎ Alampasu’s Portuguese club, Clube Desportivo Feirense, Dr. Alexandre Brandao, Alampasu suffered an acute appendicitis ‎on March 8 and had to be operated upon immediately.

Also read: NFF frees Alampasu

As a result, the goaltender would be out of sporting activities for between two to three weeks.

The report added that the player is still in hospital recuperating from the operation.

With this situation, the U-23 National Team will now head to Brazil with only two goalkeepers - Emmanuel Daniel and Yusuf Mohammed.

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