Enyimba’s Theo Afelokhai replaces Uzoho for South Africa, Uganda ties

Enyimba’s Theo Afelokhai replaces Uzoho for South Africa, Uganda ties

Theophilus Afelokhai has been handed his maiden Nigeria call-up after goalkeeper Francis Uzoho was ruled out for upcoming games against South Africa and Uganda.

On Monday, Spanish outfit Elche confirmed Uzoho will be sidelined for four weeks after suffering a fracture to the rib on the back of their heavy 5-1 defeat to Cadiz in Sunday’s Segunda encounter.

 


As a result, Gernot Rohr has extended a call-up to Afelokhai who was a bright spark in the People’s Elephants’ Caf Confederation Cup campaign.

 

 

On November 17, the Super Eagles play their crucial African Cup of Nations qualifiers against South Africa away at the FNB Stadium before hosting Uganda in a friendly billed for the Stephen Keshi Stadium, three days later.

 

 

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