Wilfred Onyinye Ndidi will miss Super Eagles’ next 2019 Africa Cup Of Nations qualifier against South Africa on November 17 at the Johannesburg’s Soccer City Stadium over card suspension, Complete Sports reports.
Ndidi received his second straight yellow card in the qualifying series in Tuesday’s 3-2 win against Libya at the Taïeb M’hiri Stadium, Sfax, Tunisia.
The Leicester City midfielder was cautioned in the reverse fixture in Uyo when the Super Eagles were emphatic with a 4-0 win over the Mediterranean Knights.
A brace from Odion Ighalo and a strike in the penalty box from Ahmed Musa secured the Super Eagles’ hard-fought win over Libya who scored twice through Mohamed Zubya and Ahmed Ben Ali.
Nigeria now leads Group E on nine points, one ahead of South Africa, who were held to a goalless draw by Seychelles in Victoria.
Libya are now third in the group, five points behind Nigeria, while Seychelles have just a point.