Italian Serie A club, Torino have lent a voice to the reason for Olaoluwa Aina’s exclusion from the Super Eagles squad facing Seychelles on Friday in an inconsequential Africa Cup of Nations Qualifiers.
According to the club’s official website, the Chelsea loanee Ola Aina was forced to pull out of the Nigeria squad for the upcoming games against Seychelles and Egypt to enable the defender receive further treatment.
There were speculations of a rift between the 22-year-old and Rohr considering he had gone the distance for Torino against Bologna at the weekend, and The Maroons had announced he was one of their players called up for international duty shortly after the match.
The Maroons stated that the Nigeria Football Federation had approved their decision for the wing-back to remain in Italy.
”Treatment for Ola Aina, who in agreement with the medical staff of Granata and that of his national team, will miss Nigeria’s next two games to treat the after-effects of the abdominal rectum (suffered in the Turin-Chievo warm up),” Torino stated in a medical bulletin released this week.
Unfortunately, Ola will sit out of Torino’s first three league matches after the international break against Fiorentina, Sampdoria, and Parma following his red card against Bologna.