LOSC Lille goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama has returned from international duty with Nigeria early after suffering an injury.
The experienced stopper made his 100th appearance for the Nigeria national team in their friendly against Uganda in Uyo in midweek.
Enyeama’s achievement was celebrated ahead of the match and at half-time when the governor of Akwa Ibom presented him with an award to mark the centenary.
There was a sad end to the evening, however, as the Super Eagles fell to a 1-0 defeat with Farouk Miya’s close-range effort proving to be the only goal of the game.
The Nigeria Football Federation have confirmed that the Lille keeper has returned to Northern France after suffering with a backache.
He will, therefore, not be present for the West Africans’ heavyweight continental friendly clash against South Africa in Nelspruit.
Daniel Akpeyi has been named as Enyeama’s replacement.
The goalkeeper—nicknamed The Cat for his superb reflexes—has represented Nigeria at five Africa Cup of Nations competitions (winning it in 2013) and at three World Cups.