Super Eagles boss Gernot Rohr has called up Enyimba defender Ikouwen Udoh for Nigeria’s upcoming games against Seychelles and Egypt.
The German tactician earlier listed 23 players for the upcoming games in the international break and has decided an addition is needed.
Rohr listed two left backs in his initial list Valentine Ozornwafor who also plays for Enyimba and Jamilu Collins who plays for Paderborn in Germany.
With Udoh joining Ozornwafor and Kastina United goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa as the home-based players invited for the games.
The Super Eagles have already sealed a place in the at the 2019 AFCON after a draw against the Bafana Bafana of South Africa.
Udoh was part of the Flying Eagles team that booked a place at the 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup scheduled for Poland after a fourth- place finish at 2019 Africa U-20 Cup of Nations held in Niger Republic.
Udoh was the captain of the Flying Eagles at the competition and was included in the team of the tournament.
According to a report by the Guardian, Udoh’s performance seems to have impressed Rohr who is willing to give him a try at senior level.
He is expected to replace Bordeaux forward Samuel Kalu who has been ruled out due to injury.
Udoh is expected to join up with the Super Eagles when they resume camp and will have a chance to make his Super Eagles debut in either game at the Stephen Keshi, Stadium Asaba, Delta State.
The Super Eagles will first take on the Pirates of Seychelles in their final AFCON 2019 qualifier on Friday, March 22 before an international friendly against the Pharaohs of Egypt scheduled for Tuesday, March 26.