VOLGOGRAD, RUSSIA - JUNE 22: Wilfred Ndidi of Nigeria controls the ball during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group D match between Nigeria and Iceland at Volgograd Arena on June 22, 2018 in Volgograd, Russia. (Photo by Michael Regan - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)
Despite defeating Libya 3-2 on Tuesday night in Sfax, the Super Eagles Coach, Gernot Rohr has said the team will do well without defensive midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi who picked up a second booking in the qualification series, thus ruling him out of next month’s crunch qualifier against the Bafana Bafana of South Africa, reports.
The Eagles’ gaffer insisted the Leicester City midfielder’s absence will not be felt because players like John Ogu and Ogenyi Onazi can step up to replace him.
“My team will cope without Ndidi. We have others like Ogu John who can play there and then Onazi too who can also play there. We will cope without him,” Rohr stated after the Libya game.
First placed Nigeria will face second on the log South Africa next month in Johannesburg with the winner of that match guaranteed a place in next year’s AFCON to be hosted by Cameroon.