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2 players set to miss the international friendlies for Nigeria

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Reviews now point out that 2 of the 26 gamers invited by the NFF for the Tremendous Eagles of Nigeria, could be lacking out on the friendlies scheduled for the worldwide break resulting from damage.

Premier League stars Gabriel Osho of Luton City FC and Taiwo Awoniyi of Nottingham Forest are each set to overlook out on the 2 friendlies for the Tremendous Eagles of Nigeria scheduled for the worldwide break.

Nigeria’s interim coach, George Finidi, will probably be with out the companies of Gabriel Osho for the nationwide staff’s upcoming friendlies in opposition to Ghana’s Black Stars and Mali’s Eagles later this month. Osho was unable to affix the Nigeria squad at their coaching camp in Marrakesh, Morocco, as he didn’t obtain the medical clearance.

The previous Studying growth squad captain hoped to make his debut for Nigeria’s senior nationwide staff in March, 9 years after he was dropped from the Golden Eaglets squad to the 2015 FIFA U17 World Cup. Sadly, he suffered a knee damage through the Hatters’ 1-1 draw at Crystal Palace and was substituted within the 79th minute. Because of the damage, he was not named within the travelling squad to Bournemouth on Wednesday, March 13, 2024.

The staff would even be with out Taiwo Awoniyi for the second time following his absence at AFCON 2023 additionally resulting from damage.

It has been confirmed that Taiwo Awoniyi will not be capable to play for Nigeria within the upcoming worldwide matches after he picked up an damage simply earlier than Nottingham Forest’s English Premier League recreation in opposition to Luton City.

There are experiences indicating that Awoniyi could not be capable to play till April, which guidelines him out of Nigeria’s friendlies in opposition to Ghana and Mali later this month. The extent of the damage is but to be confirmed, however the Nottingham Forest supervisor, Nuno Espirito Santo, has said that the striker’s damage is a major setback for the staff.

Replacements haven’t been confirmed however many are hopeful each stars would nonetheless be out there for the staff to kick begin their AFCON 2025 marketing campaign in addition to their World Cup 2026 qualifiers run.

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