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Super Eagles forward Odion Ighalo is a major doubt for Nigeria's 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying cracker against South Africa's Bafana Bafana next week.

The China-based forward was injured while in action for Changchun Yatai in their 2-2 home draw against Tianjin Quanjin in a Chinese Super League clash.

But after 17th minute of play, the inform Nigerian international, who has been in superlative form lately was replaced by Lasse Vibe after receiving a knock .

Interestingly, the former Watford striker has been in fantastic form for the Gernot Rohr tutored-side in recent games, netting six times in his last three matches for the three-time AFCON champions.

However, with the latest setback, Ighalo may sit out of Nigeria's all-important game against South Africa at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg on November 19.

Already, Eagles first choice goalkeeper Francis Uzoho has been ruled out of the match with a rib injury, with Enyimba's goalie Theophilus Afelokhai named as replacement for the Elche shot-stopper.

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