Alex Iwobi to miss world cup qualifiers

Nigeria have suffered a blow ahead of next
Friday’s World Cup qualifier against Cameroon
in Uyo after Arsenal forward Alex Iwobi
withdrew from the squad with a thigh muscle
The 21-year-old will also miss the September
4 showdown against African champions
Cameroon in Yaounde, according to the Nigeria
Football Federation (NFF).
He was due to join the Super Eagles training
camp on Monday after Arsenal’s Premier
League game at Liverpool later on Sunday.
Iwobi, the nephew of legendary Nigeria star
Jay-Jay Okocha, had played in Nigeria’s first
two World Cup qualifiers against Zambia and
Algeria, scoring in a 2-1 win in Zambia in
October last year.
He has been replaced by CSKA Moscow striker
Aaron Samuel, who was placed on standby
last week.
Samuel made the last of seven international
appearances two years ago.

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