By Amosu Adeboye
Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr has named PAOK of Greece midfielder Anderson Esiti as replacement for the injured Wilfred Ndidi in the side’s squad for next month’s friendly encounter against Ukraine.
Rohr has also handed invitation to Bryan Idowu increasing the number of players invited for the friendly billed for the Dnipro Arena on Tuesday, September 10 to 24.
”Coach Gernot Rohr has called up @PAOK_FC of Greece Midfielder Anderson Esiti as replacement for injured @Ndidi25. Bryan Idowu has also been added to the list to make it 24 players for Ukraine friendly,”reads a tweet on the official Twitter handle of the Nigeria Football Federation on Thursday afternoon.
Ndidi picked up an hamstring injury in Leicester City’s penultimate Premier League game against Chelsea at the Stamford Bridge where he netted the Foxes equalising goal.
He missed out of the club’s 2-1 away win at She United last weekend and is expected to spent few weeks on the sidelines to recuperate fully from the injury.
His replacement, Esiti has featured twice for the Super Eagles in the past.
The 25-year-old joined Greek champions, PAOK from Belgian outfit, KAA Gent last month and has already established himself as a key member of the side.
Idowu, who plays for Russian club, Locomotiv Moscow is making a return to the squad after over a year.
The 27-year-old has been consistently snubbed by Rohr since the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia after falling to feature regularly for his club. Attachments area