Nigeria’s Etebo Out Of International Friendlies

Super Eagles and Galatasary SK, Turkey midfielder, Oghenekaro Etebo, has been ruled out of the international friendly match between Nigeria and two North African countries – Algeria and Tunisia.

The team’s Media Officer, Toyin Ibitoye, who revealed this on Monday, said that Etebo pulled out after he sustained an injury in club’s lone goal defeat to Kasımpaşa FC at the weekend.

Ibitoye said most of the players are expected to arrive in the team’s camp at Hotel Die Zeit, Austria.

The Super Eagles officials and backroom staff arrived in the team’s training camp in Austria in the early hours of today (Monday) aboard Turkish Airlines.

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The Super Eagles are expected to play their Algerian counterparts on Oct. 9, before engaging the Tunisia national team on Oct. 13.

Victor Osimhen who plies his trade with SSC Napoli in Italy, had on Sunday asked to be excused from the two matches and was replaced by Paul Onuachu who plays for Belgian club Genk.

Napoli announced on Saturday that COVID-19 tests were carried out on all their players, with only Macedonian midfielder Elif Elmas testing positive.

However, ASL local health authority decided it was unsafe for the Napoli squad to travel and has banned the team from travelling outside the region to Turin for their Serie A clash at the Allianz Stadium today (Sunday).

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Napoli later announced that their players and staff were in isolation and would not travel for their international fixtures.


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