Super Eagles head coach, Gernot Rohr, has named a replacement for the team’s injured goalkeeper, Francis Uzoho.
The German coach, handed a late call-up to Enyimba goalkeeper, Theophilus Afelokhai as a replacement for the Nigeria number one goal stopper.
Uzoho, who was in the team that played against Libya in their last qualifying match, was forced out of the team after suffering an injury. He will be out of play for at least four weeks.
According to allnigeriasoccer, Afelokhai will be the number three goalkeeper in Rohr’s pecking order for the crucial match against South Africa.
The 30-year-old goalkeeper has a chance to make his competitive debut for the Super Eagles.
Nigeria will face South Africa in Johannesburg on November 17 before meeting Uganda in a friendly match three days later in Asaba.