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Ebuehi to replace injured Ndidi

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FC TWENTE defender, Tyronne Ebuehi will replace Wilfred Ndidi in Nigeria’s squad for October’s friendly games against Algeria and Tunisia.

  Ndidi was among the initial 25-man squad with Ebuehi grouped with players on standby.

  However, injury for the Leicester City midfielder in the Foxes’ 4-2 triumph over Burnley ruled him out of the encounter meant to prepare the Super Eagles for their 2022 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Sierra Leone in November.

  “Tyronne will replace Ndidi in our team from the standby,” Rohr told ESPN.

  While disclosing the decision to pick the 24-year-old, the German tactician said his team would miss the midfield trojan, who is expected to be out of action between six to 12 weeks, having undergone surgery on his abductor injury.

  “We will miss him so much,” he continued. “I have spoken to him, of course. He must be patient now and take his time to get well.”

  Ebuehi last featured for the three-time African champions against Iceland during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia – replacing Brian Idowu at the beginning of the second-half.

  Since then, he had ruptured his cruciate knee ligaments which prevented him from playing a competitive game for Rohr’s team.

  The 24-year-old has now recovered from the injury problem and subsequently returned to the Netherlands, where he was born, joining Twente this summer on a season-long loan from Benfica.

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