The Super Eagles and Wolverhampton Wanderers of England shot –stopper, Carl Ikeme has been ruled out of Tuesday March 29th 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Egypt in Alexandria. Ikeme is feeling unwell and the coaches have decided not to
risk him on Tuesday during the all -important encounter against the Pharaohs.
Now i am very worried about our chances against Egypt on Tuesday.The replacement goalkeepers have very very little experience against strikers who play in some of the most demanding leagues in the world.
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Speaking on the development, Super Eagles team doctor Ibrahim Gyaran said that the goalkeeper has stomach upset which has kept him out of training since Friday's game in Kaduna.
"After the game last Friday, Carl has been struggling with some stomach upset and it has not allowed him train with the rest of the squad. He is stable but needs a lot of rest to be back in 100% shape for the kind of high profile game that we have on Tuesday. Considering the amount of travel involved as well, it is best we give him a break," he added.Coach Samson Siasia however says there is no cause for alarm as there are other goalkeepers to replace him
"We will surely miss Carl but the good thing with our team is that we have capable replacements in every department. Daniel Akpeyi and Ikechukwu Ezenwa are still here and any one of these two will help us get the job done in Alexandria," Siasia concluded.
There surely has to be an investigation into this matter.Surely it can't be a coincidence that 2 players have gone down in less than 4 day? We are losing a very influential player through no fault of injury or suspension,but something that could have been easily avoided.This is not the first time international players have come to Nigeria to play for the Super Eagles.And over the last 20 years,i don't remember anyone falling sick due to the food,so why now suddenly?
The first match between Nigeria and Egypt played at the Kaduna stadium ended in a 1 - 1 draw.Nigeria need to win this game if they are to have any hope of qualifying for the AFCON 2017.