Ikeme Out Of Egypt Vs Nigeria Over Ill-Health; Siasia Says No Cause For Alarm

Ikeme Out Of Egypt Vs Nigeria Over Ill-Health; Siasia Says No Cause For Alarm

Wolverhampton Wanderers of England shot –stopper Carl Ikeme has pulled out of Tuesday's 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Egypt in Alexandria as a result of ill health Completesportsnigeria.com can report.

Ikeme who has missed the last two training sessions due to a stomach upset decided not to risk himself for the game, it was gathered.


According to thenff.com, Super Eagles team doctor, Ibrahim Gyaran, confirmed that Ikeme has stomach upset which has kept him out of training since Friday's game in Kaduna.

"After the game last Friday, Carl has been struggling with some stomach upset and it has not allowed him train with the rest of the squad," Gyaran disclosed.

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"He is stable but needs a lot of rest to be back in 100% shape for the kind of high profile game that we have on Tuesday. Considering the amount of travel involved as well, it is best we give him a break," Gyaran added.

Meanwhile, Coach Samson Siasia has allayed fears that the absence of the goalkeeper will hamper the team's chances of victory Tuesday's return leg in Alexandria.

"We will surely miss Carl, but the good thing with our team is that we have capable replacements in every department. 

"Daniel Akpeyi and Ikechukwu Ezenwa are still here and any one of these two will help us get the job done in Alexandria," Siasia was quoted as saying thenff.com.


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  • Shesheshe, this is bad news. After Enyeama left this guy comfortable took the role and he did a good job and has been doing a good job. This is a real bad news. It is a minus. Will those local keepers do the job? Idey fear o.

  • Michael Omotor 6 years ago

    Do not panic my brother because Akpeyi/Ezenwa are also top notch keepers in nigeria football league.May all strikers go off and score many goals to give us W.

  • Michael Omotor 6 years ago

    Wishing you good health Carl!!

  • Chad has withdrawn from the race. That means the only way we can qualify is to top the group.  That means we now have to win in Egypt. Anything else, we are not qualifying.