Coach Gernot Rohr has called up Anderson Esiti as replacement for the injured Wilfred Ndidi as the German tactician also sent a fresh invitation to Bryan Idowu to make it 24 players expected for the Ukraine friendly.
The Nigeria Football Federation has confirmed that PAOK FC of Greece midfielder Anderson Esiti has been invited to take the spot vacated by the injured Ndidi who picked up a knock while on duty at his English Premier League club Leicester City, Soccernet.ng reports.
Confirming the reports on their official social media page, the country’s number one football body also revealed that another invitation has been extended to fullback Bryan Idowu, taking the total number of players expected for the September 10 friendly to 24.
Coach Gernot Rohr has called up @PAOK_FC of Greece Midfielder Anderson Esiti as replacement for injured @Ndidi25. Bryan Idowu has also been added to the list to make it 24 players for Ukraine friendly. #UKRNGA #SoarSuperEagles #Team9jaStrong pic.twitter.com/eKz2elklkZ
— The NFF 🇳🇬 (@thenff) August 29, 2019
The 25-year-old Esiti only recently joined the reigning Greek champions after excelling for Belgium’s Gent. A defensive midfielder of repute, the Warri-born star will be making his third appearance for the Eagles if he features against the Yellow Men.
Locomotive Moscow of Russia’s left-back Bryan Idowu, however, was part of the Super Eagles squad to the 2018 FIFA World Cup but missed out on the party to the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations where Nigeria picked a bronze medal.
The Super Eagles face Andriy Schevchenko’s Ukraine in Dnipro in a September 10 friendly encounter.