Nigeria get Ogenyi Onazi deadline for Confederations Cup
Posted: 16 June 2013 Time: 7:15 pm
Fifa have given Nigeria until 4pm on Sunday to decide whether or not to replace injured midfielder Ogenyi Onazi in their Confederations Cup squad.
The Lazio midfielder picked up a knee injury when the Super Eagles played Namibia on Wednesday in Windhoek, and flew back to Nigeria on Saturday.
The initial prognosis was that he could be out for about two weeks, but the player told team officials that he could make the tournament and has been given the benefit of the doubt.
Stephen Keshi has not named a replacement for Onazi, but Nigeria have been told by organisers that they have until 24 hours before kick-off of their opening game to name a replacement.
Keshi and his staff are expected to meet after lunch on Sunday to take a decision.