Alex Iwobi under close watch by NFF

Injured Arsenal striker, Alex Iwobi, is under close watch by the Nigeria Football Fed­eration (NFF), ahead of the crucial 2018 World Cup qualify­ing game between the Super Ea­gles and Chipolopolo of Zambia next weekend in Uyo.

Iwobi’s injury has been a source of concern to Nigerian fans but the NFF has said the coaching crew would have no problem if the youthful player is not fit be­fore the game as there are quality players on the standby list.

Though NFF is sad at the de­velopment, it is however delight­ed that the core members of the team, the likes of Victor Moses, Obi Mikel and Leon Balogun, are in good health ahead of the deci­sive encounter.

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‘’If you look at our list of in­vited players, we have a standby list made up quality players, so it is just a matter of regret that he is injured but I am sure he has been in contact with the technical ad­viser,’’ a top NFF official told said

‘’That’s the reason we have re­serves so that whenever some­thing happens to somebody in the list we don’t have to run helter-skelter to look for replacements.

CSKA Moscow star Aaron Samuel is the only striker named on Nigeria’s five-man standby list for the World Cup qualifier against the Copper Bullets.

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