Nigeria defender and star of the CHAN team, Stephen Eze has been dropped from the list of players that would be representing Nigeria at the FIFA world cup in Russia.
Coach of the Super Eagles, Gernot Rohr had earlier revealed that he would drop five players after the game against Congo.
Eze was however not able to manage a minute in the clash as he was an unused substitute in the pulsating encounter which ended 1-1.
Nigerians expected that Rohr would name the 25-man list before jetting out today but it seems the coach has informed the players who wouldn’t make the list.
Eze took to his social media account to announce that he has been dropped from the team. He however wished the team luck.
Sadly, my journey to #WorldCup ends here. I am disappointed to not make the final squad, but I want to thank our coach & management for the opportunity!
I wish my team the best & hope to join in celebrations when they bring the trophy home! GO #NIGERIA 🇳🇬⚽! #DefendLikeEze pic.twitter.com/CQOJ9tsM8V
— StephenEzeOfficial (@DefendLikeEze) May 30, 2018
“Sadly, my journey to #WorldCup ends here. I am disappointed to not make the final squad, but I want to thank our coach & management for the opportunity! I wish my team the best & hope to join in celebrations when they bring the trophy home! GO #NIGERIA””
Reports coming in also revealed that goalkeeper, Dele Ajiboye has also been dropped alongside NPFL star striker, Junior Lokosa and defender, Uche Agbo.
There are still some concerns about Moses Simon’s injury but reports say that the player would undergo a third scan in London to discover the extent of his injury after a second scan in Abuja confirmed the result of the first scan.
Simon, one of Nigeria’s star player during the world cup qualifiers, picked up a knock in camp during training and initial scan revealed that he would be out for 3/4 weeks, potentially ruling him out of the world cup.