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Super Eagles coach calls up Chikatara as replacement for Obaje

06 October 2015, 17:10

Port Harcourt - Abia Warriors striker Chisom Chikatara has been called up by coach Salisu Yusuf as replacement for Wikki Tourists forward Godwin Obaje ahead of Nigeria’s 2016 Africa Nations Championship (Chan) qualifier against Burkina Faso in Port Harcourt.

Obaje has gone for trials with an unnamed club in the Middle East and Chikatara was promptly called up as replacement for the Wikki Tourists striker.

Also read: Three star Chikatara laments Abia Warriors home draw

Chikatara has been in stunning form in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) and did not hurt his chances of a call-up when he scored a hat-trick for Abia Warriors against Enugu Rangers in a match day 32 NPFL clash in Umuahia on Saturday.

The attacker, who has already netted 13 times in the league, has since arrived in Port Harcourt where he has joined the rest of the squad.

Chikatara is one of six strikers called up for the game against Burkina Faso.

The others are Ezekiel Bassey (Enyimba), Gbolahan Salami (Warri Wolves), Tunde Adeniji (Sunshine Stars), Bright Onyedikachi (FC Ifeanyiubah) and Dayo Ojo (Sunshine Stars).

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