Qatar World Cup Race: Terem Moffi Replaces Injured Iwobi For CAR Clashes

Qatar World Cup Race: Terem Moffi Replaces Injured Iwobi For CAR Clashes

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By Amaechi Agbo

Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr has handed a late call up to Lorient of France attacker, Terem Moffi as a replacement for injured Everton forward, Alex Iwobi, www.bestchoicesports.com.ng can report.

Iwobi’s injury is the second of such in the 23 man-squad released by Rohr ahead of the double-header 2022 World Cup qualifiers against Central Africa Republic, CAR next week.

Leicester City midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi was not listed in the squad due to injury but Watford FC player, Oghenekaro Etebo is out injured and is expected to be on the sideline for 5 months.

Nigeria will play CAR on October 7 in the 2022 Qatar Matchday 3 qualifier while the return leg holds on 10th

On 14 May 2021, Nigeria head coach Gernot Rohr included Moffi in his 31-man list for friendlies in June.

Moffi debuted with the Super Eagles in a 1–0 loss to Cameroon on 4 June 2021.

Nigeria currently tops Group C of the World Cup race with 6 points from two matches.

Wins for the Eagles in the double-header will secure a place in the final play-offs for the World Cup, where the top 10 teams will slug it out for a place for the five teams representing Africa at the mundial.

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