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Goalkeeper, Carl Ikeme, ruled out of Tuesday’s match against Egypt due to ill health  

Super Eagles and Wolverhampton Wanderers of England shot –stopper, Carl Ikeme has been ruled out of Tuesday March 29th 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Egypt in Alexandria. Ikeme is feeling unwell and the coaches have decided not to risk him on Tuesday during the all -important encounter against the Pharaohs.

Speaking on the development, Super Eagles team doctor Ibrahim Gyaran said that the goalkeeper has stomach upset which has kept him out of training since Friday’s game in Kaduna.

“After the game last Friday, Carl has been struggling with some stomach upset and it has not allowed him train with the rest of the squad. He is stable but needs a lot of rest to be back in 100% shape for the kind of high profile game that we have on Tuesday. Considering the amount of travel involved as well, it is best we give him a break,” he added.

Coach Samson Siasia however says there is no cause for alarm as there are other goalkeepers to replace him

“We will surely miss Carl but the good thing with our team is that we have capable replacements in every department. Daniel Akpeyi and Ikechukwu Ezenwa are still here and any one of these two will help us get the job done in Alexandria,” Siasia concluded.

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