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Nathan Tella Withdraws from WCQ; Ibrahim Olawoyin Called Up as Replacement

Bayer Leverkusen's Nathan Tella has withdrawn from the upcoming Super Eagles World Cup Qualifiers against South Africa and Benin, citing family reasons.

In response, Coach Finidi George has called up Ibrahim Olawoyin who currently plays as a forward for Caykur Rizespor in Turkey to join the squad.

Nigeria is gearing up for two pivotal World Cup Qualifying matches in June 2024. The Super Eagles will host South Africa on Friday, June 7, 2024, at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium in Uyo, with kickoff scheduled for 20:00 WAT. This match is crucial for Nigeria as they look to secure maximum points.

Following this home fixture, the team will travel to Abidjan to face Benin Republic on Monday, June 10, 2024, at the Stade Félix Houphouët-Boigny. The Nigerian side aims to collect the maximum points from these two encounters to bolster their chances of qualifying for the next FIFA World Cup.

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