Olhanense Nigerian defender Stanley Amuzie is a major doubt for Nigeria’s Olympic squad for next month’s Africa U-23 Cup of Nations holding in Senegal 366football.com can report.
Amuzie who underwent an anterior cruciate ligament surgery in May only returned to training this week with his parent club Sampdoria may not be fully fit for championship which kicks off from 28th November to the 12th December.
But coach Samson Siasia has the left back position covered after he also extended invitations to the duo of Kingsley Madu and Sharks Home Eagles left back Chima Akas for the tournament.
And that either of the duo remains a doubt as one will be picked as a back up for AS Monaco’s left back Elderson Echiejile for next month’s 2018 World Cup qualifier against Swaziland.
Meanwhile Granada forward Isaac Success will not be released by his Spanish outfit for the competition according to his agent.
Just as Moses Simon is also a doubt for the Africa U-23 Cup of Nations qualifiers.
Nigeria, Senegal, Algeria, Tunisia, South Africa, Zambia, Mali, Egypt will be drawn in two groups of four teams each with the top three teams advancing to the Rio Olympics.