Captain Ahmed Musa was nowhere to be found at Super Eagles early morning training yesterday for Tuesday’s international friendly match with Egypt at the Stephen Keshi stadium, Asaba.
Reports claim that Musa was left in the hotel to recover from what is thought to be injury related.
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The other Super Eagles player who was sidelined in training but present at the stadium was striker Odion Ighalo.
The Chinese Super League forward received a knock during last Friday's AFCON qualifier with Seychelles.
He was made to walk round the touchline by the fitness coach.
Ighalo bagged seven goals for Nigeria during the 2019 qualifying campaign for the upcoming AFCON tournament in Egypt.
He appears to be a doubt for the clash with Egypt with coach Gernot Rohr set to decide his fate alongside Musa for the top game in Asaba.
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The team started with light training before focusing on finishing and crosses – Ighalo trained alone.
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