Enyimba International goal tender Theophilus Afelokhai has got a surprised call-up to the Super Eagles national team camp ahead of the Bafana Bafana clash in South Africa.
Injury rocked the goal keeping department of the team following the earlier list released by Gernot Rohr who had called Francis Uzoho, Ikechukwu Ezenwa and South African based Daniel Akpeyi but unfortunately Francis Uzoho had pulled out with an injury paving way for Afelokhai.
This was obtained in a tweet from the NFF.
Official: @EnyimbaFC's shot-stopper Theophilus Afelokhai replaces injured @Uzohof for @NGSuperEagles 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against @BafanaBafana of South Africa #SoarSuperEagles #Afcon2019Q #Team9jaStrong #RSANGA pic.twitter.com/ahyVb8RwAp
— The NFF 🇳🇬 (@thenff) November 6, 2018
Afelokhai who is the the number one at Enyimba where Ezenwa is third in pecking order will have to line behind his teammate in pecking other in the national team but of course he can throw in another battle to wrestle this as well.
The Super Eagles will play South Africa in Johannesburg in the second leg of the AFCON 2019 qualifier, a games which they lost it first encounter here in Nigeria.
A win will see them qualify to play in Cameroun next year.