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Kalu to miss Seychelles, Egypt ties *As Udoh replaces him

Super Eagles winger, Samuel Kalu is expected to miss Nigeria’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match against Seychelles and a friendly tie against Egypt due to injury.

Confirming the report yesterday, Super Eagles spokesman Toyin Ibitoye, stated that the youth team captain Ikouwem Udoh, 19, would replace 21-year-old Kalu, whose mother was recently kidnapped and held for a week until a ransom was paid.

The Super Eagles will play Seychelles on March 22 then take on Egypt in a friendly four days later.

Nigeria are top of Group E on 10 points ahead of South Africa on 9, Libya on 7 and Seychelles on 1 point, with this weekend’s match concluding the preliminary group round.

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