Ola Aina out of Brazil vs Nigeria friendly after picking up injury

Ola Aina out of Brazil vs Nigeria friendly after picking up injury

- Ola Aina is officially out of the international friendly between Nigeria and Brazil due to injury

- NFF confirmed that the Torino defender picked up an injury in a domestic accident in his base

- The 23-year-old completed a permanent move to Torino this season after a successful loan spell

Ola Aina has been confirmed by the Nigeria Football Federation to miss the upcoming Super Eagles friendly against Brazil on October 13.

The Nigerian football governing body disclosed the that 23-year-old excused himself because he got himself injured in a domestic accident.

Aina who can play in either of the wing-backs was said to have gotten in touch with the officials and requested to withdraw from the squad ahead of Sunday's cracker with the Selecao.

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But the likes of Bursaspor's Abdullahi Shehu and Benfica's Tyronne Ebuehi are formidable replacements for the Chelsea academy graduate.

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Aina who was left out of the 2018 World Cup team has since found his way back into the Super Eagles starting XI.

He was Gernot Rohr's first-choice at left-back at the AFCON 2019 tournament where Nigeria came back home with bronze.

Aina who completed a permanent move to Serie A club Torino this summer after a successful loan spell from Chelsea, has played ten times in all competitions for the Turin club this season.

The three-time African champions will conduct their first training session on Wednesday, October 9.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Tammy Abraham has openly confessed that his dream was to represent his country of birth England at topflight level.

The Chelsea striker has in the past been lured to switch allegiance to Nigeria, but the 21-year-old opted to join Gareth Southgate's squad when he was called up last week.

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