FC Twente defender, Tyronne Ebuehi, has been picked as a replacement for injured Wilfred Ndidi in Nigeria’s squad for October’s friendly games against Algeria and Tunisia.
Ndidi was among the initial 25-man squad for the game with Ebuehi among the players placed on standby.
However, injury for the Leicester City midfielder in the Foxes’ 4-2 triumph over Burnley ruled him out of the encounter meant to prepare the Super Eagles for the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Sierra Leone in November.
Super Eagles head coach, Gernot Rohr, who confirmed Ebuehi’s inclusion in the team for the friendlies, said his team would miss the combative midfielder who would be out of action for about three months.
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“Tyronne will replace Ndidi in our team from the standby,” Rohr told ESPN.
“We will miss him so much.
“I have spoken to him, of course. He must be patient now and take his time to get well.”
Ebuehi last featured for the Super Eagles in the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.