Rohr Excludes Super Eagles Defender From October Friendlies List

Super Eagles defender Shehu Abdullahi has been ruled out for next month’s friendlies against Cote d’Ivoire and Tunisia because he has not been active since he parted ways with Turkish club Bursaspor.

On Saturday, Shehu posted an emotional farewell message to his Turkish club, saying he wishes to pursue a new challenge while wishing them the best going forward.

However, the 27-year-old did not disclose his next destination.

Shehu’s lack of action since July has effectively dropped him from the squad coach Gernot Rohr will name this week for next month’s matches, according to SCORENigeria.

In his absence, Chidozie Awaziem and uncapped Kingsley Ehizibue will now battle for the right back position for the matches in Austria.

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Awaziem stood in for Shehu at the 2019 AFCON in Egypt.

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