West Ham’s most recent singing Emmanuel Emenike will not be available for the Premier League clash against last placed Aston Villa according to club co-chairman David Gold.
Gold tweeted that Emenike still has a few issues to be completed before he can play for the club – most likely international clearance.
Emmanuel Emenike is not available for tonight game against Villa as there are still a few issues to be completed. dg https://t.co/t4OriPA3kx
— David Gold (@davidgold) February 2, 2016
Emenike will have to wait until at least the Hammers next game to make his debut. The Nigerian international striker joined the Premier League outfit on loan from Fenerbahce earlier this week.
The 28-year-old will wear the number 29 shirt when he does finally make his debut for the club.
— West Ham United FC (@whufc_official) February 1, 2016
The full West Ham and Aston Villa squads are as follows:
West Ham: Adrian, Randolph, Tomkins, Collins, Reid, Ogbonna, Cresswell, Byram, O’Brien, Oxford, Noble, Kouyate, Song, Obiang, Moses, Payet, Valencia, Antonio, Jelavic.
Aston Villa: Guzan, Bunn, Hutton, Bacuna, Lescott, Clark, Richards, Okore, Richardson, Kinsella, Cissokho, Gana, Veretout, Lyden, Grealish, Gil, Ayew, Agbonlahor, Hepburn-Murphy.