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.