Head coach of the Super Eagles, Gernot Rohr, has called up Galatasaray forward, Henry Onyekuru from the standby list, to replace Odion Ighalo, earlier than the Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in South Africa on November 17.
Ighalo sustained an injury on Wednesday, at the same time playing for Changchun Yatai against Tianjin Quanjian in the Chinese Super League.
He will in a minute sit out the Eagles’ assembly with Bafana Bafana, having missed out on the reverse fixture in similar circumstance.
Ighalo’s withdrawal is the moment in three days, subsequent goalkeeper Francis Uzoho was injured at the same time playing for Elche in the Spanish Second Division on Sunday.
Theophilous Afelokhai from seven-time Nigeria league champions Enyimba was handed a call-up to replace the 20-year-old first-choice goalkeeper.