Mikel Out, Kelechi Nwakali In Super Eagles Squad For AFCON Qualifiers Against Seychelles

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On loan Arsenal midfielder Kelechi Nwakali has been called up to the senior national team of Nigeria by coach Gernot Rohr ahead of their upcoming AFCON 2019 Qualifiers tie against Seychelles.

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Owngoalnigeria.com exclusively gathered that the 20 year old who is presently on loan to the B team of Portuguese side FC Porto is among the list of players which will be officially unveiled by the coach tomorrow.

Nwakali has played two games for Porto B this season and mixed reactions has trailed his performance. He is however in the team on the strength of his showing against Atletico Madrid in a friendly game before the World Cup in Russia which the B team of Nigeria lost 2-3.

He posted a man of the match performance with his opening goal as the major highlight of his all round brilliant performance during the game, and Rohr has decided to call him up to the main team.

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Captain of the Super Eagles of Nigeria John Obi Mikel has been ruled out of the game but the invitation of Nwakali is not connected to his absence, Owngoalnigeria.com reliably gathered.

Osas Mahawi