Royal Antwerp of Belgium star Alhassan Yusuf has been confirmed as the replacement for Wilfred Ndidi in Nigeria’s squad for the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations.

Yusuf, who was originally named in the Super Eagles’ 41-man provisional squad for the competition, is expected to join his teammates at their Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, camp on Wednesday.

It’s the first time the midfielder has earned a call-up to the Super Eagles.

Ndidi sustained an injury prior to Leicester City’s 4-1 win against Huddersfield Town on New Year’s Day.

The 26-year-old has featured for Nigeria at two AFCON finals.

Meanwhile, his clubmate, Kelechi Iheanacho, who is nursing a muscle injury, is expected to join the Super Eagles camp before the start of the AFCON.


The Super Eagles have set up camp in Abu Dhabi ahead of the competition.

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