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Newcastle striker injured for six weeks

Nigeria will miss the chance of handing a debut to Newcastle’s Shola Ameobi when they host Sierra Leone in Lagos on February 9.

The Geordie striker fractured his cheekbone in a Premier League clash against Fulham midweek and is expected to be out for six weeks.

Nigeria had called up Ameobi who has played youth football for England in January, something which the striker claimed he was excited about.

He will now have to wait for a while before making that dream debut in the green and white colours of the land of his birth.

Another invitee Victor Moses recently recovered from injury which should help coach Samson Siasia make his first game in charge of the team exciting.

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