Glo Premier League record goalscorer Mfon Udoh has been released from the camp of the Super Eagles preparing for next month's 2017 Africa Cup of Nations FCON qualifier against Chad, the NFF official website announced on Saturday.
The Enyimba of Aba striker had reported to camp along with other invited players on Thursday but had to be excused from camp activities because of an illness that also sidelined him from his team's Matchday 10 clash against Elkanemi Warriors in Aba on Wednesday.
Super Eagles coach Stephen Keshi says Udoh will return to the team once he has fully recovered from his health challenges.
"Mfon Udoh is an important member of this team and he will be back once he has fully recovered,"Keshi said.
"He reported to camp so that the Super Eagles medics can assess and also advise him.They have asked him to take enough rest and avoid any strenuous activity so that his recovery can be faster and more comprehensive.Once he fully recovers, he will always get his chance with the team."
Udoh set a new goals record in the Nigerian top flight last season, scoring 23 goals.
Completesportsnigeria.com reports that he has already scored four goals this season, which is in week 10, making him one of the leading scorers.Unblock the FIFA World Cup with ExpressVPN the #1 Trusted Name in VPN