“We applaud their patriotic dedication to the call to serve the country, which was confirmed at extremely short notice.”
The team had already announced its forfeiture of the 2025 FIBA AfroBasket qualifiers scheduled to begin in Tunisia on Friday over a lack of funds from the Bola Tinubu-led government.
“The team led by Lionel Scaloni will play against El Salvador and Nigeria on the tour of the United States in March,” said Argentina.
In a TV interview, Mr Alves initially denied knowing the victim but later backtracked.
Arsenal, who had scored 21 goals in their last five Premier League games, were strangely subdued in attack.
Napoli struggled to make an impact in the first 45 minutes, failing to register a shot.
It is not the first time that paucity of funds has threatened the D’Tigers’ participation in a major basketball tournament.
Champions Manchester City are now one point ahead of Liverpool at the top of the Premier League table after Pep Guardiola’s side defeated Brentford 1-0.
The footballer died of a heart attack.
Ogbu has made huge sacrifices for the development of boxing.