Trustworthy Super Eagles Player Ruled Out Of Europa, Saudi Friendly Also A Major Doubt

NFF moves to integrated Enyeama into the Super Eagles ahead of AFCON.

Super Eagles invitee Jordan Torunarigha will be entertaining some spells on the sidelines due to injury reports.

The yet-to-be-capped Super Eagles invitee has also been excluded from KAA Gent’s squad for their UEFA Europa Conference League Matchday 2 fixture against Israeli giants Maccabi Tel Aviv today.

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Super Eagles gets a defensive boost with the recent switch of defender Jordan Torunarigha
Jordan Torunarigha

Gent will be looking to earn it’s first win in Europe this season, after enduring a 1-1 draw away at Zorya Lugansk last month.

According to a post on KAA Gent’s X (formerly Twitter) handle, it was understood that the dependable defender and three other(Nurio, Depoitre and Cuypers) will not be featuring.

Super Eagles invitee Jordan out of UEFA Europa Conference League

More details on the injury status of the 26-year-old wasn’t revealed, as the club highlighted that Cuypers will be returning in few weeks as his injury isn’t severe.

Jordan as a dependable defender, has featured for Gent in all of its nine Belgian Pro League games this season. And also scoring once, thus helping the former Pro League League champions cement it’s place on the second spot of the league table.

Jordan Torunarigha who is hoping to make his Super Eagles debut during the international friendly debut against Saudi Arabia and Mozambique next week is now a big doubt. The former Germany Youth International failed to debut for Nigeria during the AFCON qualifier fixture against Sao Tome and Principe in Uyo, AkwaIbom State last month.

He was presented with an opportunity, when his name appeared in the team list for the Saudi Arabia and Mozambique friendlies. Whether he features in either or both matches depends on how fast he recovers from his injury.

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In a related story, another Super Eagles invitee, Gift Orban, will be looking to end his goal drought against Maccabi Tel Aviv. The Nigerian who finished as Gent’s highest goal scorer last season, has only found the back of the net twice this season.

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