2023 AFCON: Injury knocks Out Sadiq Umar, Peseiro Looks For Replacement

Nigeria’s Super Eagles have suffered another injury blow as Sadiq Umar has been ruled out of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations kicking off on Saturday, January 13 in Cote d’Ivoire with a knee injury.

Real Sociedad of Spain striker trained separately from the rest of the squad on Wednesday night following a knock he picked in the Super Eagles friendly against the Syli Stars of Guinea on Monday.

Arabella Star Magazine gathered that the gangly forward will now make a swift return to his Spanish club, Real Sociedad for further diagnosis and treatment.

Coach Jose Peseiro is in a race against time to name a third replacement in his official team having named replacements for injured Wilfred Ndidi and Victor Boniface earlier.

Napoli forward Victor Osimhen is now the only fit striker available for Nigeria’s opening game against Equatorial Guinea on Sunday.

OGC Nice of France star, Terem Moffi, who is a replacement for the injured Victor Boniface is expected to link up with the team on Sunday.

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