By Johnny Edward: Super Eagles midfielder, Joel Obi, missed Torino’s 3-0 away defeat to AS Roma in Friday’s Italian Serie A clash at the Olimpico Stadium over injury, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.
Second half goals from Kostas Manolas, Danieli De Rossi and Lorenzo Pellegrini ensured Roma maintained their third spot in the Seria A table with 56 points from 28 games while Torino remain in the ninth position.
The 26 year old Nigeria international who was called up by Gernot Rohr for the forthcoming international friendlies against Poland and Serbia reportedly missed the game on an account of an injury.
It remains to be seen if the former Inter Milan midfielder will be fully fit for a return to the Super Eagles with barely two weeks to the games against Poland and Serbia in Warsaw and London respectively.
Obi’s invitation to the Super Eagles was his first in two years, since he missed out on the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
He has scored four goals and provided two assists in 18 Serie A games for Torino this season.