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Okocha misses Romania friendly

Posted by BBC Sports on 2005/11/17 | Views: 687 |

Okocha misses Romania friendly


Nigeria has left out captain Jay-Jay Okocha and striker Yakubu Ayegbeni from the squad named for Wednesday's game against Romania.

* Okocha has not played for Nigeria since May

Nigeria has left out captain Jay-Jay Okocha and striker Yakubu Ayegbeni from the squad named for Wednesday's game against Romania.

Okocha, who said that next year's African Cup of Nations will be his last international tournament, has not played for Nigeria since a World Cup qualifier against Angola in May.

First-choice goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama and midfielder Wilson Oruma are also excluded from the squad.

Romania striker Adrian Mutu also will miss the game because of a leg injury.

"Mutu has strained his right leg muscle during a training session and he will be sidelined for the next three days," a team spokesman said on Tuesday.

The match in Bucharest was originally scheduled for last week but was postponed.

Both sides failed to qualify for next year's World Cup finals in Germany.


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