Nura Abdullahi who plays for AS Roma in Italy, has given his reasons for not joining up with the Super Eagles in London two months ago.
The 19-year-old was called up by coach Gernot Rohr, for the friendly game against Senegal in London.
However, Nura claims he suffered an injury setback, which made his club turn down the invitation so he can focus on his rehabilitation.
“I was called up for the game against Senegal in London, contact was made between my club and the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), but I suffered a set back in my return from injury. Hence I couldn’t honour the call up,” Nura told popular journalist Mohammed Suleiman.
“I’m still not full fit that is why I didn’t take part in the exhibition game organised by Moses Simon in Kaduna, I still have some gym session left before I will be given the all clear to return to training.”