Eagles Goalkeeper Ikeme Injured, to miss Egypt Clash

Super Eagles first-choice goalkeeper, Carl Ikeme has been ruled out of the crucial African Cup of Nations (AFCON) clash with the Pharaohs of Egypt in Alexandria on Tuesday due to illness.The Wolverhampton Wanderers shot-stopper is presently feeling unwell and the Super Eagles coaches led by interim coach Samson Siasia have decided not to risk him for the battle of Alexandria.This was confirmed to the official website of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) by the team doctor Ibrahim ‎Gyaran adding that stomach upset has kept Ikeme out of training since Friday’s game in Kaduna.In his words, Ibrahim Gyaran said: “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 concluded.Reacting to the setback, ‎Super Eagles head coach‎ Samson Siasia is sure the team has capable replacements for Carl Ikeme. He said: “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 in Alexandria.”[post_ad]

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