Super Eagles central defender Leon Balogun failed to make the cut as Brighton & Hove Albion crashed out of the English FA Cup on Saturday.
The tough as nail defender wasn’t listed for the semi final match that his team lost 1-0 to Manchester City at Wembley.
City were dominant in possession but far short of their usual best as they edged into a first FA Cup final since 2013, taking another significant step towards an unprecedented quadruple.
It was Kevin De Bruyne who provided the moment of real quality by whipping an undefendable cross into the box which Gabriel Jesus stooped to nod home from close range.
The early goal was enough to send Man City into the final, though, and they will return to Wembley again next month against either Watford or Wolverhampton Wanderers hoping to lift the trophy for the first time since 2011.
Balogun, 30, has made a total of 10 appearances for Brighton in all competitions this season.