Super Eagles coach Stephen Keshi has expressed worry over the unavailability of multitalented midfielder,Ogenyi Onazi through injury.
Onazi who has become an integral part in the Super Eagles midfield, sustained an injury in Nigeria’s World Cup qualifiers against Malawi on Wednesday,which ruled him out of the FIFA Confederations Cup.
“There’s no denying the fact that we’ll miss Onazi because he’s an important player, he is the engine room of that midfield and this tells you how important he is to the team team,” said Keshi.
The 20-year old Lazio player,confirmed the injury and his subsequent withdrawal from the Super Eagles squad to Brazil.
“I thought it was something I could manage when it happened but there was no point pushing myself to the extreme,” Onazi told BBC Sport.
“Unfortunately, it means I will miss our Confederations Cup in Brazil.”
”I’m very disappointed because I always want to give my best for my country.
“Sometimes you face something like this to be stronger as a player. I can only wish my teammates well in Brazil.”