Super Eagles boss Stephen Keshi
New Fenerbahce striker, Emmanuel Emenike and Chelsea defender Kenneth Omeruo have both opted out of the August 14, Nelson Mandela Challenge Cup friendly between Nigeria and South Africa.
Emenike who last played for the Super Eagles in the semi final of this year’s Nations Cup, asked to be left out as he adapts to his new club.
On his part, Omeruo, who had a pulled shoulder injury during the Confederations Cup game between Nigeria and Spain, is said to have had a relapse and has been ordered by Chelsea doctors to have for a proper and permanent solution to the injury. Omeruo had been on loan at Dutch side Addo Den Haag.
National team media officer, Ben Alaiya quoted the team administrator Dayo Enebi Achor, as saying that Emenike opted out of the encounter in other to quickly settle down at his new club.
“He may have been at the club before but he is highly valued in Turkey and he has requested that he be allowed to settle well at the club and the techn...