Kenneth Omeruo has been granted leave on compassion ground by the Nigeria Football Federation and manager Gernot Rohr to be with his wife in London.
The former Golden Eaglets star’s heavily pregnant wife is due to give birth to the couple's first child any moment from now.
Omeruo and Chioma Nnamani wedded in an elaborate wedding ceremony held in Istanbul, Turkey in May 2018, five months after a traditional wedding in Enugu.
While the Nigeria international resides in Madrid following his summer move to CD Leganes, his wife remained in London and hopes to give birth to her child in the English capital.
Omeruo was part of the three-man defense in Nigeria's 1-1 draw with Bafana Bafana in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifier on Saturday, November 17.
The Chelsea defender has now joined Ola Aina and Brighton's Leon Balogun as the third defender excused from tomorrow's friendly against Uganda.
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