Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr has invited Enyimba forward, Anayo Iwuala as a replacement for club Almeria striker, Umar Sadiq ahead of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Benin and Lesotho.
This was confirmed via the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) twitter handle on Friday evening.
Umar Sadiq won’t be making his debut for Nigeria this month after Almeria revealed he wouldn’t be released for the two Afcon qualifiers against the Benin Republic and Lesotho.
La Unión said in a statement released on their social media pages that they are not satisfied with the conditions put in place to guard against Covid-19 and would not be releasing their star striker for international duty.
Umar now joined Nantes winger, Moses Simone whose club also failed to release him due to Covid-19 travel ban, which will force players to be quarantined for two weeks.
By Augustine Akhilomen