By Adeboye Amosu:
Lobi Stars defender, Samson Gbadebo, has replaced Christian Madu in Nigeria’s squad for the Africa Nations Championship, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.
Madu, one of the new faces in the team, has been struggling with injury for the past few days and Completesportsnigeria.com learnt he won’t be able to recover in time for the competition.
Gbadebo was part of the team that qualified for the competition edging out Burkina Faso 2-0 on aggregate.
The centre-back however failed to make the preliminary 26- man list for the pre- tournament camping exercise which started in Abuja last Monday.
He was a regular member of the Lobi Stars side that lost 2-1 to Akwa United in the final of the Federation Cup.
Rwanda will host the competition from January 16 to February 7.