Enyimba FC goalkeeper Theophilus Afelokhai has been confirmed as the replacement for injured Francis Uzoho in the Super Eagles squad ahead of their clash against South Africa and Uganda later in November.
Uzoho, who suffered a coastal arch fracture while in action for Elche in their weekend game against Cadiz, will not be available for Nigeria’s games in November after been ruled out for 4 weeks.
Afelokhai was in impeccable form for the People’s Elephants’ in this year’s CAF Confederation Cup campaign and helped them reach the semi-final.
Official: @EnyimbaFC's shot-stopper Theophilus Afelokhai replaces injured @Uzohof for @NGSuperEagles 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against @BafanaBafana of South Africa #SoarSuperEagles #Afcon2019Q #Team9jaStrong #RSANGA pic.twitter.com/ahyVb8RwAp
— The NFF 🇳🇬 (@thenff) November 6, 2018
Nigeria will take on the Bafana Bafana of South Africa on November 17 before squaring up against Uganda in a friendly three days later.