Kalu out as Rohr calls up Udoh for Seychelles, Egypt games

Bordeaux attacker Samuel Kalu has dropped out from the Nigeria squad, as the called up players are set to report for duty in Asaba for the games against Seychelles and Egypt.

Super Eagles manager Gernot Rohr has handed Enyimba defender Ikouwen Udoh a late invitation to the Super Eagles for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match against Seychelles and the international friendly against the Pharaohs of Egypt.

Udoh, who is the captain of Nigeria’s U-20 side, the Flying Eagles, joined his Enyimba teammate, Valentine Ozornwafor and Kastina United goalkeeper as three home-based players in the list of invited players for both matches.

The left-back, and Valentine Ozornwafor were named in the 2019 U-20 Africa Cup of Nations team of the tournament in Niger where the Flying Eagles finished in fourth position.

It is the first time Udoh has been called up to represent the Super Eagles, and he will compete with Paderborn of Germany, Jamilu Collins for the left-back position.

The Super Eagles will face Seychelles at the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba on Saturday, March 23rd and Egypt in a friendly at the same venue three days later.