Udoh to Replace Kalu For Seychelles, Egypt Ties

Ikouwen Udoh

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has handed defender Ikouwen Udoh a late invitation to for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying games against Seychelles and the international friendly against the Pharaohs of Egypt, Completesports.com reports.

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.

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His inclusion increases the number of players invited for the game by Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr to 24.

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 the fourth position.

It is the first time Ikouwen 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.

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

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