Alex Iwobi Sustains Injury, Ruled Out of Super Eagles’ Ties Against CAR As Rohr Makes Replacement

Alex Iwobi Sustains Injury, Ruled Out of Super Eagles’ Ties Against CAR As Rohr Makes Replacement

  • Super Eagles of Nigeria will be tackling Central Africa Republic in World Cup qualifying games this month
  • Gernot Rohr and his wards have already won their first two games in the qualifiers and will be without Alex Iwobi
  • The Everton forward has now been replaced with Terem Moffi who has already played two games for the Super Eagles

Terem Moffi who is a Nigerian forward currently playing for French side FC Lorient has now been drafted into the Super Eagles for the double header against Central Africa Republic.

This latest development comes following the injury sustained by Everton forward Alex Iwobi who has been ruled out of the encounter after the statement by his boss Rafael Benitez.

Nigeria Football Federation chiefs and Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr however decided to call Terem Moffi for the two encounters later this month.

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Terem Moffi
Terem Moffi replaces injured Alex Iwobi for double header against CAR. Photo by Baptiste Fernandez
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It would be recalled that Leicester City midfielder Wlifred Ndidi and Watford’s Oghenekaro Etebo pulled out of the games due to injuries.

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Moffi, who made his debut for the Super Eagles in a friendly against the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon in June has made two appearances for the West Africans.

The first leg of the double header between the Super Eagles and Central Africa Republic will be played on October 7 and the return leg will be three days later.

Calvin Bassey chooses Super Eagles ahead of England and Italy

Earlier, had reported how Calvin Bassey who plays for Scottish giants Rangers as a defender has explained that his mother played an important role for him to have accepted to play for the Super Eagles of Nigeria.

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On Friday, September 30, Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr named Calvin Bassey and 22 others for the coming double header against the Central Africa Republic in 2022 World Cup qualifiers.

Gernot Rohr has been given the mandate by the Nigerian Football Federation for him to do his best in ensuring the qualification of the Super Eagles for the next World Cup.

Calvin Bassey who got a call-up from the Super Eagles is also eligible to play for Italy and the Three-Lions of England, but he decided to pick Nigeria. Read.


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