Alex Iwobi Alex Iwobi, the Nigerian footballer and Everton forward, will be not available for Nigeria when they handle Ghana for a place at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
This is because of the red card he picked up throughout their 1-0 defeat to Tunisia.
Iwobi, who began as a substitute in the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations round of 16 fixture, was dispatched for a stamp.
Senegalese referee, Maguette N’Diaye, had actually initially revealed a yellow card for the nasty.
He was advised by Video Assistant Referee (VAR) to examine the pitch-side display, after which he upgraded the yellow to a red.
Iwobi is now suspended for the Super Eagles’ next components on the continent, which is incidentally against the Black Stars.
Nigeria are away in the first leg, before hosting their West African competitors in the return leg.