WCQ: Olawoyin replaces Tella

Published on: 30 May 2024

Bayer Leverkusen forward, Nathan Tella will not be available for the when the Super Eagles open camp for the 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers against South Africa and Benin Republic, Nigersoccernet.com reports.

Tella is reported into have excused himself from the team due to family issues.

The coach, Finidi George  due to this eventuality has called Ibrahim Olawoyin.

Olawoyin in his 38 games for Caykur Rizespor of Turkey this season, registered 8 goals and 4 assists.

Nigeria will play the Bafana Bafana of South Africa on Friday June 10 before playing the squirrels three days later at the Godswill Akpabio International stadium and Stade Felix Houphouet Boigny respectively.


By Olujimi Dare Ogun