Abuja - Super Eagles’ Coach, Stephen Keshi has replaced Uche Nwofor of SC
Heerenveen, Netherlands with Bright Dike of Toronto FC, Canada, in his
squad to face both Ethiopia and Italy.
The Eagles will face Ethiopia in a 2014 World Cup qualifier and Italy in an International friendly game.
The change is contained in a statement from Ademola Olajire,
Assistant Director, Media, the Nigeria Football Association (NFA) on
Sunday in Abuja.
While the Eagles’ World Cup qualifying match against Ethiopian holds
at the U.J. Esuene Stadium, Calabar on 16 November, the friendly against
Italy holds in London two days after.
The Eagles are carrying a 2-1 goals advantage from the first leg match in Addis Ababa on 13 October.
The statement said the National team would be facing four- time World
champions, Italy in the friendly at the Craven Cottage ground, London
on 18 November.
"We are bringing him (Dike) into the squad because we know what he
is capable of doing and we believe he is fully fit to deliver,” Keshi
Meanwhile, the statement added that World football governing body,
FIFA has replaced Rwandan official, Felicien Kabanda, earlier billed to
serve as second assistant referee in the match with, Marwa Range from
The statement added that all other officials previously announced would retain their roles.