Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi has ruled out injured striker Bright Dike from the World Cup in June.
Toronto FC striker Dike injured his Achilles tendon in training and last week successfully underwent surgery.
“It was a very sad news,” stated Keshi, who is back to the United States of America after a week of seminar with FIFA ahead of the World Cup.
“He is a great kid and it’s sad he sustained the injury which will keep him out of the World Cup proper not just the Mexico friendly.”
On if he has plans to call a replacement for Dike for the Mexico friendly, Keshi said, “I would have loved to, but the time is too short.”
Nigeria take on Mexico next Wednesday in Atlanta, Georgia, in a friendly as part of their build-up for the World Cup in June.