Super Eagles’ manager, Gernot Rohr is relaxed despite missing the trio of Alex Iwobi, William Troost-Ekong and Ola Aina for the encounter against the Pirates on Saturday – and will not draft in any replacements.
Iwobi, Aina and Troost-Ekong will miss Nigeria’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifier with Seychelles due to injury, the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF confirmed on Tuesday.
An away victory will put the Super Eagles’ qualification chances back on track after a shaky start.
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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 topflight on Sunday and has been ruled out of the clash against the Pirates.