Nigeria set up Uganda friendly after Bolivia withdrawal

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Nigeria have set up a friendly match against Uganda later this month following the withdrawal of original opponents Bolivia.

The Bolivia Football Federation pulled out of the fixture, which was set for 26 March in Uyo, because of “armed conflict and the tense political situation in Nigeria”,.

Nigerian officials said everything was in place to ensure a hitch-free game.

The match against Uganda will be played on 25 March at the same venue.

Super Eagles goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama will win his 100th cap if he features against the Cranes.

The 32-year-old has been named in a 28-man squad, selected by Super Eagles caretaker coach Daniel Amokachi, that will also face South Africa on Sunday 29 March.

In-form duo Brown Ideye and Anthony Ujah are also in Amokachi’s squad, earning recalls after being overlooked for last year’s World Cup in Brazil.

Fresh call ups include Aalesund defender Akeem Latifu, Watford striker Odion Ighalo and Moses Simon from Belgian club Gent with Stoke City’s Victor Moses placed on standby.

Nigeria squad:

Goalkeepers: Vincent Enyeama (Lille OSC, France); Theophilus Afelokhai (Kano Pillars); Chidiebere Eze (Ifeanyi Ubah United)

Defenders: Chima Akas (Sharks FC); Godfrey Oboabona (Rizespor FC, Turkey); Azubuike Egwuekwe (Warri Wolves); Nelson Ogbonnaya (Heartland FC); Kenneth Omeruo (Middlesbrough FC, England); Akeem Latifu (Aalesunds FC, Norway); Leon Balogun (Darmstadt 98, Germany)

Midfielders: Ogenyi Onazi (SS Lazio, Italy); Steven Ukoh (Biel-Bienne FC, Switzerland); Sone Aluko (Hull City, England); Hope Akpan (Reading FC, England); John Ogu (Hapoel Be’er Sheva, Israel); Michael Babatunde (Volyn Lutsk, Ukraine); Joseph Nathaniel (Sharks FC); Kingsley Sokari (Enyimba FC)

Forwards: Ahmed Musa (CSKA Moscow, Russia); Aaron Samuel (Guangzhou R&F, China); Brown Ideye (West Brom, England); Odion Ighalo (Watford FC, England); Anthony Ujah (FC Cologne, Germany); Moses Simon (KAA Gent, Belgium); Ubong Moses (Kano Pillars); Stanley Dimgba (Warri Wolves); Mfon Udoh (Enyimba FC); Standby – Victor Moses (Stoke City, England)

 

Source# BBC#

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