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NFF: Injured Samuel Kalu to miss Nigeria’s next two matches

Nigeria  player  Samuel Kalu will be left out of Super Eagles next two games due to injury  these was confirmed by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF)  on Friday.

The 21-year-old Bordeaux winger, whose mother was recently kidnapped and held for a week until a ransom was paid. Samuel Kalu will now be replaced by youth team captain Ikouwem Udoh, 19, who plays for club side Enyimba, Udoh is a left-back who has played for Nigeria‘s home-based team,

Nigeria are top of Group E with 10 points ahead of South Africa on 9, Libya on 7 and Seychelles on 1pt,

The Super Eagles play the Seychelles in their last Africa Cup of Nations qualifier on March 22 then take on Egypt in a friendly four days later.

Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr has said he is keen to get more left-sided players into the squad in the run-up to the AFCON tournament in June, with this weekend’s match concluding the preliminary group round.

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