CHAN Eagles: Elisha Golbe replaces suspended Kalu Orji

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In order to plug the loophole left by the suspended Orji Kalu Okogbue, coach of home based Super Eagles Salisu Yusuf has called up Elisha Golbe as a replacement.

Okogbue was red carded in the 1-0 loss to the Squirrels of Benin in the first leg of the African Nations Championship qualifier last weekend. He has been replaced by the captain of Nigeria league leader Plateau united.

Golbe was part of a 30-man list initially invited to camp for the game but was not named in the final 20-man squad.

Nigeria need to score two unreplied goals against Benin on 19 August in Kano to progress to the competition proper scheduled for Kenya in January 2018.

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