BLOW! Injury force Alex Iwobi out of Cameroon clash, Aaron Samuel called up

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Arsenal’s Alex Iwobi has been ruled out of Nigeria’s World Cup Qualifying clash against Cameroon.

According to the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Iwobi, 21, has been ruled out of the World Cup qualifiers against Cameroon as a result of the injury, which will keep him out till the second week of September.

Super Eagles’ Coach Gernot Rohr has called up the duo of Russia- based CSKA Moscow forward Aaron Samuel and Belgium- based Standard Liege midfielder, Uche Agbo, asking them to report to the Eagles’ camp.

Both players were on the standby list released by the Nigeria Football Federation last week and were not meant to join the team unless called upon.

Earlier on Sunday morning, the invitation of both players was confirmed by the tweet from the Super Eagles twitter handle:

“Just in: Aaron Samuel called in to replace injured Alex Iwobi. Uche Agbo also invited.

The Eagles will host the African champions on Friday, 1st of September before heading to Yaounde for the reverse fixture, three days later.

Iwobi, nephew of legendary Nigeria star Austin ‘Jay Jay’ Okocha, has played in Nigeria’s first two World Cup qualifiers against Zambia and Algeria, scoring one of the goals in a 2-1 win in Zambia in October 2016.

The Super Eagles are currently on top of 2018 FIFA World Cup African zone group B with six points.

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