Umar, Onuachu To Miss All Africa Games Qualifier Against Zambia

Aminu Umar
Nigeria’s Aminu Umar runs on June 24, 2013 during a group stage football match between Cuba and Nigeria at the FIFA Under 20 World Cup.

 Nigeria’s Olympic team coach, Samson Siasia, will miss the services of Aminu Umar and Paul Onuachu in this weekend’s All Africa Games qualifier against Zambia in Lusaka.

Umar’s Turkish club Osmanlispor has notified the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) that the former Flying Eagles striker will not be released for the encounter.

Osmanlispor are seeking promotion to the Turkish elite division and Aminu’s services are needed for the promotion chase.

Danish club Midtjylland have also informed the NFF that striker Paul Onuachu would  also not be available, as he is nursing an injury.

The Nigerian team is expected to depart for Lusaka on Thursday for the game scheduled for Sunday April 12.