Esiti replaces injured Ndidi, Idowu recalled for Ukraine friendly

PORTO, PORTUGAL - NOVEMBER 06: Bryan Idowu of Lokomotiv looks on during the Group D match of the UEFA Champions League between FC Porto and FC Lokomotiv Moscow at Estadio do Dragao on November 6, 2018 in Porto, Portugal. (Photo by Quality Sport Images/Getty Images)

Super Eagles Head Coach Gernot Rohr has called up midfielder Anderson Esiti as replacement for the injured Wilfred Ndidi.

Esiti, who joined PAOK Thessaloniki from Belgian side KAA Gent, last played for the Super Eagles in 2016.


Ndidi picked up a hamstring injury last week and has missed two straight for Leicester City since.


There’s is indication when the midfielder will return, but Rohr’s decision means he is certain to miss proper recovery time for Nigeria’s international friendly against Ukraine on September 10.


Meanwhile, left-back Bryan Idowu has also been recalled by the Eagles Coach. The Russia based defender last featured for Nigeria at the 2018 FIFA World Cup.


Rohr’s latest decision was confirmed on the NFF’s official twitter handle.

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.


Nigeria’s friendly against Ukraine is scheduled to hold at the Dnipro Arena.


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