BREAKING NEWS: Ola Aina Pulls Out Of Brazil Friendly
Torino of Italy wing back Ola Aina has pulled out of the high profile international friendly between Brazil and Nigeria on Sunday, bestchoicesports.com.ng can confirm.
The former Chelsea Academy product will miss the Sunday due to injury.
The Nigeria Football Federation confirmed Aina’s unavailablility for the important tie Wednesday morning.
“Just in: Torino of Italy wing back Ola Aina is out of Sunday’s international friendly against Brazil. He picked up an injury after a domestic accident and will not be available,” NFF said on its Twitter account.
Given the short notice, the federation are unlikely to call up a replacement for the fullback.
Manager Gernot Rohr has like-for-like replacements for Aina in Bursaspor’s Abdullahi Shehu and Benfica’s Tyronne Ebuehi, and the two players who were in the 23 for the World Cup will now fight for the right back position against Brazil.on Sunday
Aina, who celebrated his 23rd birthday on Tuesday, October 8, joined Torino on a permanent deal in the summer and has appeared in ten official matches for the Serie A club this season.
The Brazil and Nigeria match will kick-off on Sunday by 1pm Nigeria time.