Okocha blow for Nigeria World Cup qualifiers

August 31, 2005
LAGOS, Aug 31 (Reuters) - Nigeria captain Jay-Jay Okocha will miss Sunday's World Cup qualifier against Algeria because of a groin injury, the Nigerian Football Association (NFA) said on Wednesday.'Okocha sent us a fax saying he has a groin injury and won't be available for the game,' an NFA statement said.'It's a blow to our World Cup qualifying campaign but we'll fight on.'Nigeria must win their remaining two matches to have any hopes of qualifying for the World Cup as they are second behind Angola ...

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