Turkey-based Super Eagles defender, Kenneth Omeruo is out of the upcoming 2017 Africa Cup of Nations double-header against the Pharaohs of Egypt.
Omeruo who was hoping to make a return to the national team fold will now have to wait longer owing to his latest injury.
Omeruo’s club, Kasimpasa told the Nigeria Football Federation on Friday that the defender is down with a groin injury that will sideline him for the next two weeks.
Super Eagles’ team administrator Dayo Enebi told thenff.com that this development has already been communicated to Head Coach Samson Siasia and the team medics.
“Omeruo’s injury and subsequent withdrawal from the Egypt games has been communicated to the coaches and the medics,” Enebi disclosed.
“The player is disappointed with his injury setback because he has been looking forward to this game with a lot of optimism. Expectedly, the coaches were also unhappy but they have wished him a quick recovery,” He added.
The Super Eagles confront Egypt in two crucial games over four days, on March 25 and 29, needing at least four points out of a maximum six to go top of the group and enhance Nigeria’s chances of participating at the Africa Cup of Nations Competition in Gabon next year