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Injured Iwobi out of Nigeria squad

Nigeria have called up Aaron Samuel for the upcoming double-header of World Cup qualifiers against Cameroon due to Alex Iwobi's injury.

News 27 Aug 2017, 19:57 IST
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Arsenal midfielder Alex Iwobi in action for Nigeria

Alex Iwobi has withdrawn from the Nigeria squad due to injury, with Aaron Samuel called up in place of the Arsenal forward.

Iwobi has played only 11 minutes in the Premier League this season and will miss September's double-header with Cameroon due to a thigh problem having not made Arsenal's 18 to face Liverpool on Sunday.

The 21-year-old, who has been linked with a move to Galatasaray, is the nephew of Nigeria star Jay-Jay Okocha.

Nigeria, leaders of their group after two matches, host Cameroon in Uyo on September 1 before travelling to Yaounde three days later.

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