Millwall are one step away from an FA Cup final appearance after Danny Shittu's lone strike gave the London club a 1-0 win at Blackburn Rovers to set up a semi-final meeting against Wigan Athletic.
Aston Villa were knocked out of their second cup competition in three days after they were eliminated from the FA Cup in a 2-1 defeat to Millwall.
Nigeria have left out captain Joseph Yobo and fellow defender Danny Shittu for their upcoming friendly against Iran, caretaker coach Austin Eguavoen selecting three uncapped players.
Nigeria's exit from the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ saw much soul-searching in Africa's largest country but midfielder Danny Shittu tells FIFA.com the Super Eagles are eagerly anticipating a shot at redemption.
Unattached defender Danny Shittu has been left out of Nigeria's 30-man squad for their 2012 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Guinea next month.
Kalu Uche admitted it would not be easy for Nigeria to raise themselves for their last Group B game against Korea Republic even if a glimmer of hope remains.