AFCONQ: Rohr Replaces Injured Uzoho with Enyimba Goalkeeper

Super Eagles manager Gernot Rohr has handed a late call-up to Enyimba goalie Theophilus Afelokhai to replace injured Francis Uzoho for the Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against South Africa and the international friendly against Uganda this month.

Uzoho was forced to pull out of Nigeria’s roster after suffering an injury this past weekend which will keep him out of play for at least four weeks.

Enyimba GoalKeeper Theophilus Afelokhai

According to, Afelokhai will be the number three goalkeeper in Rohr's pecking order for the crucial match against South Africa.

The 30-year-old has a chance to make his competitive debut for the senior national team after close to three years in the international wilderness.

The Super Eagles face Bafana Bafana in Johannesburg on November 17 before meeting Uganda three days later in Asaba.

The 23 invited players will start reporting to camp on Monday, November 12.

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