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Nigeria have suffered a major blow ahead of their crucial 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier against African champions Cameroon in Uyo as Arsenal striker Alex Iwobi has been ruled out of the duel.
According to the report, the forward withdrew from the squad after suffering a thigh muscle strain while training with his Premier League team. Iwobi was also out of Arsenal’s squad that were completely decimated by Liverpool on Sunday, August 27, in a tough Premier League tie at Anfield.
The 21-year-old will also miss the September 4 showdown against African champions Cameroon in Yaounde, according to the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).