Nigeria dealt big blow ahead of WCQ

African Football

Nigeria's hopes of qualifying for the 2022 World Cup have taken a knock after one of their star performers picked up an injury.

The Super Eagles do battle against the Black Stars next week in a two-legged affair, with the winner booking a ticket to Qatar at the end of the year.

The Gunners went on to take the lead in the 29th minute when Villa's failure to clear the ball allowed Bukayo Saka to volley past Martinez from the edge of the box.

However, Nigeria looks set to be without the services of star midfielder Wilfred Ndidi after recent comments made by Leciester City manager Brendan Rodgers.

“Wilfred Ndidi, we just have to assess. He picked up an injury that might keep him out for a few weeks, which is a shame...and Marc Albrighton had to come off," Rodgers was cquoted by Leicestershire Live.

"Just as it looks like we’re getting players back… We’ve got a really good squad when they’re all available.

" It looks like we’ll get some back, but one or two might be out. We’ll have to see once the scans turn up later."

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