Exclusive – Theophilus Afelokhai Called Up As Replacement For Injured Uzoho For South Africa Tie

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Elche goalkeeper Francis Uzoho has been ruled out of the Super Eagles of Nigeria clash against South Africa in the AFCON 2019 Qualifiers due to an injury which will keep him out for four weeks.

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As reported by Owngoalnigeria.com earlier today, Uzoho left the pitch on a stretcher after conceding five goals in E‎lche’s 5-1 loss against Cadiz yesterday with an issue related to improper breathing.

The club has now confirmed he won’t be available for the next four weeks which effectively rules him out of Nigeria’s game against South Africa in the AFCON 2019 Qualifiers and also the friendly game against Uganda.

To that effect first choice goalkeeper of Enyimba Theophilus Afelokhai has been contacted to act as cover for the duo of Ikechukwu Ezenwa and Daniel Akpeyi who were the other goalkeepers in the list for the games.

Afelokhai was first choice ahead of Ezenwa in Enyimba’s CAF Confederation Cup campaign, no thanks to the disciplinary issue that made the team to suspend regular first choice shot stopper Fatau Dauda .

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