Leicester City midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi, will play no part in Nigeria’s 2022 World Cup playoff against Ghana.
He has now been replaced by Lorient midfielder Innocent Bonke.
This was confirmed in a tweet from the Super Eagles’ Twitter account.
“Camp update: Innocent Bonke has been called up as a replacement for injured Ndidi for the World Cup qualifying games against Ghana. Get well quick Wilf,” it read.
Ndidi, 25, suffered a knee injury in Thursday’s 2-1 defeat to Rennes in a Europa Conference League clash – and was subsequently replaced by James Maddison on the hour mark.
Since his move from Malmo FF at the end of 2021, Bonke has featured in seven Ligue 1 matches for Christophe Pelissier’s men.
He was in action from start to finish as the Merlucciidaes played out a 0-0 home draw with Strasbourg in Sunday’s league outing at the Stade du Moustoir.
Thanks to his impressive displays in Sweden, he was handed a maiden call-up by former coach Gernot Rohr.
He made his debut for the Nigeria national team on 7 September 2021 in a World Cup qualifier against Cape Verde.