Roma youngster Nura Abdullahi has revealed that he could not honour an invitation to play for the Super Eagles of Nigeria due to his injury problems.
The 19-year-old is rated as one of the prospects to come out of Nigeria in recent years and was given the opportunity to represent the country in the friendly game against Senegal in France in May.
Nura has now revealed that his club (Roma) turned down the invitation due to his injury problems.
He said:“I was called up for the game against Senegal in London, contact was made between my club and the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), but I suffered a set back in my return from injury. Hence I couldn’t honour the call up,
“I’m still not full fit that is why I didn’t take part in the exhibition game organised by Moses Simon in Kaduna, I still have some gym session left before I will be given the all clear to return to training.”
Super Eagles boss, Gernot Rohr has invited several youngsters from various leagues across Europe in a bid to build the team for the future. Although, there have been calls from some fans and pundits for Rohr to invite more experienced players after their dismal 2-0 loss to South Africa last Saturday.