Shehu Abdullahi loses father
The father of Super Eagles defender Shehu Abdullahi has passed on Wednesday, just as Nigeria prepares to take on Swaziland in a 2018 World Cup qualifier.
The Eagles were training at the National Stadium in Abuja when Shehu was informed of his father’s passing in their home town of Sokoto.
Abdullahi, who plays for Portuguese side C.F. União, has often credited his father for the success of his career, which began at Plateau United.
Shehu departed for Swaziland with the rest of the Eagles on Thursday morning, and may start when the two teams meet on Friday night.