The Super Eagles star has extra motivation going into the tie in Kumasi
Super Eagles star Shehu Abdullahi on Wednesday announced the arrival of his son with his wife, Naja’atu Suleiman.
The 29-year-old and his wife took to Twitter to share his joy at the arrival of his child.
We are thrilled to announce our baby boy, mother and baby are in good health. We thank Allah!
We were blessed with the arrival of our son this morning.
We appreciate your prayers. pic.twitter.com/n4pLvBKSGa
— Shehu Abdullahi (@OfficialShehu) March 24, 2022
The Omonia Nicosia fullback is currently on international duty with the Super Eagles of Nigeria ahead of their crucial World Cup qualifier against Ghana. The baby is Shehu’s first, and it could be a huge morale booster for the former Sokoto-born right-back.
Shehu missed out on the Africa Cup of Nations because of a niggling injury, and the game against Ghana would be his first under Super Eagles interim boss Augustine Eguavoen.
The former Kano Pillars star has 38 caps for the three-time African champions, and he would look to add to that when Nigeria trade tackles against Ghana. However, he would have to displace Ola Aina, who filled in brilliantly at the AFCON.