Austin Eguavoen has replaced Warri Wolves striker Ekigho Ehiosun (pictured left) with Astra Ploiesti of Romania striker Fatai Kehinde for the upcoming friendly against Costa Rica and Olympic games second round first leg qualifier against the young Taifa stars of Tanzania in Dares Salam next month.
Ehiosun was invited to the Super Eagles team to play Argentina next week and the Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match against Ethiopia by Samson Siasia.
Fatai Kehinde is among seven additional names released at the weekend by Eguavoen.
Others are Odion Igalo ( he returns to the team following clearance from his club), Haruna Lukman (Monaco, France), Dimaku Tochukwu (Hapoel Acre, Israel), Uchebo Okechukwu ( VVV Venlo, Netherlands) Eneji Otekpa ( Enyimba, Nigeria) Usman Amoda (Enyimba, Nigeria), Theophilus Afelokhia (Kano Pillars, Nigeria).
The Olympic team open camp in Lagos on Monday, May 23rd.
The Costa Rica versus Nigeria game holds on May 29th and the team will depart from Lagos to Spain on May 27th.
NFF Board member and deputy chairman NFF technical committee Felix Anyasi will now lead the delegation to San Jose.
Full list for Costa Rica/ Tanzania games.
Nnamdi Oduamadi (AC Milan) Harmony Ikande (Extremadura –Spain), Nosa Igiebor (Lillestrom-Norway) Dimaku Tochukwu (Hapoel Acre -Israel) Dele Ajiboye (Pontevedra-Spain) Solomon Okpako (Panionios-Greece), Edet Ibok (Atletico Baleares-Spain) Uchechi Daniel (Leicester City – England), Ganiyu Oseni (Kieng Giang Vietnam), Nurudeen Orelesi (Dinamo Tirana- Albania), Obiora Nwankwo,( Inter Milan –Italy) Sone Aluko ( Aberdeen –Scotland), Terna Suswan (Setubal – Portugal), Odion Igalo (Granada- Spain), Uchebo Okechukwu ( VVV Venlo, Neitherlands) Fatai Kehinde (Astra Ploiesti – Romania ) Haruna Lukman (Monaco, France).
Emmanuel Anyanwu ( Enyimba, Nigeria) Saka Ayo (Ocean Boys, Nigeria) Udoh Kingsley (Heartland, Nigeria) Thomas Femi ( Ocean Boys) Eneji Otekpa ( Enyimba, Nigeria) Usman Amoda (Enyimba, Nigeria), Theophilus Afelokhia (Kano Pillars, Nigeria) Osadebamwen Okoro ( Heartland, Nigeria).