Iheanacho, Osimhen Ruled Out Of Nigeria Vs Mozambique Friendly Clash

Iheanacho, Osimhen Ruled Out Of Nigeria Vs Mozambique Friendly Clash

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The duo of Kelechi Iheanacho and Victor Osimhen have been ruled out of Monday’s international friendly match between the Super Eagles of Nigeria and the Mambas of Mozambique

The Nigeria Football Federation, NFF confirmed on Sunday that both player who featured in their Friday’s 2-2 draw against the Green Falcons of Saudi Arabia, will not be available for selection by coach Jose Pesiero.

“Forward Kelechi Iheanacho, who changed the tenor of the game and netted a spectacular second goal against the Green Falcons, will not be available to Coach Jose Peseiro on Monday having left the camp to attend to personal matters. Also unavailable is Ballon d’Or Dozen-shortlister Victor Osimhen, who is nursing a hamstring injury,” NFF said.

In the absence of Iheanacho and Osimhen, Peseiro will have to cast his lot with Terem Moffi, Victor Boniface, Samuel Chukwueze, Sadiq Umar and Moses Simon, and hope that Alex Iwobi comes to the party in his playmaking role to supply ammunition to the forwards.

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