Alex Iwobi, Ola Aina, and William Troost-Ekong will miss Nigeria’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifier with Seychelles due to injury, the Nigeria Football Federation has confirmed.
Just In: Iwobi, Aina and Ekong are out of Seychelles game due to injuries. Only Henry Onyekuru is in camp at the moment, we expect others early tomorrow.
— 🇳🇬 Super Eagles (@NGSuperEagles) September 3, 2018
The Super Eagles face the Pirates on Saturday and an away victory will put the Super Eagles’ qualification chances back on track after a shaky start.
Aina suffered a muscular injury in Torino’s 1-0 victory over SPAL and was replaced in the 86th minute with Alex Berenguer taking his place.
Troost-Ekong got injured in Udinese’s 1-0 away defeat to Fiorentina albeit featuring for the entire duration at the Stadio Artemio Franchi.
For Arsenal’s Iwobi, he was missing in the Gunners’ away victory over Cardiff City in the English top flight on Sunday and has been ruled out of the clash against the Pirates.
Coach Gernot Rohr is expected to name his replacements from the incapacitated stars. Captain John Obi Mikel had earlier been ruled out of Saturday’s fixture owing to injury.