Ikeme to miss out in Nigeria-Algeria Afcon qualifier clash
With just ten days to go for the fiery clash between the Super Eagles of Nigeria and Desert Foxes of Algeria, Carl Ikeme, Eagles safest hands has been ruled out. Ikeme who suffered a hip injury while on club duty with Wolverhampton Wanderers in the English Championship against Blackburn Rovers, wrote to the Nigeria Football Federation on Tuesday to reveal that he will not recover in time for the Algeria game.
The extent of the injury which forced Ikeme to be taken off at half time was initially sketchy but it has now been confirmed that he will be in goal for Nigeria come Nov 12.
In the absence of Ikeme, Rohr is left with the options of FC Ifeanyi Ubah’s Ikechukwu Ezenwa and Portugal based Dele Alampasu.
However, Rohr still could still extend a replacement invitation to either of South Africa based Daniel Akpeyi or Emmanuel Daniel of Enugu Rangers who had an impressive outing at the just concluded Rio Olympics.