Nigeria 2026 World Cup qualifiers : Nigeria dealt with another MAJOR blow after Victor Osimhen

Victor Osimhen will not be the only called-up Super Eagle who will miss the 2026 World Cup qualifiers with Nigeria.

Things are getting more and more complicated for Finidi George who is leading his first trainings as the Super Eagles head coach.

With Nigeria being only third in their Group with 2 points after two draws against Lesotho (1-1) and Zimbabwe (1-1), the fact that two key players are ruled out makes things a bit more stringy for the staff.

After Victor Osimhen who is ruled out due to an injury with will sideline him for one month, Nigeria staff announced on Thursday that Bayer Leverkusen forward Nathan Tella will also miss this international break but for different reasons.

“Nathan Tella of Bayer Leverkusen has excused himself from the upcoming WCQ matches due to family reasons. Coach Finidi George has now called up Ibrahim Olawoyin of Caykur Rizespor of Turkey,” a statement from the Super Eagles staff on social media reads.

As a reminder, Nigeria host South Africa on June 6 in Abuja before travelling to Ivory Coast to take on Benin Republic on June 10.


Aimé ATTI is a bilingual journalist who breathes football and shares his passion on Africa Top Sports

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