Isaac Success’ hope of making Nigeria’s 21-man team to this year’s FIFA Under-20 World Cup now hangs by the tread following a seeming breakdown in communication between his Spanish club and coaching crew of the Flying Eagles.
The Granada striker, including Kelechi Iheanacho and Moses Simon, have long been absence from the Flying Eagles fold, but coach Manu Garba has is giving them fresh opportunity to lay claim to slots in Nigeria’s final squad to the competition in New Zealand.
However, Garba is reportedly angered by the blackout he have received from Granada, who are yet to reply to any of the series of mails and reminders sent to them on the issue of Success. This has prompted the coach to issue a 72-hour ultimatum for Granada to respond to inquiries otherwise Success will not be in the party to the World Cup.
The Flying Eagles coaching crew, it was learnt, are willing to include Manchester City’s Iheanacho and Gent’s Simon in the final 21-man list base on the players’ form for their clubs, but they are uncertain about Success who has not played for Granada in the last two weeks.
Although Success trained last week with Granada, there are reports that he was nursing a slight ankle pain although his representatives have since dispelled such fears.
However, his case is not being helped by the good form of Saviour Godwin who might be considered as Success’s replacement if the Granada forward fails to communicate to the team by Thursday the 14th of May – one day to the deadline for submission of the final list by teams.