Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has replaced injured Leicester City midfielder Wilfred Ndidi with PAOK of Greece midfielder Anderson Esiti for the international friendly against Ukraine.
Ndidi, who got injured in Leicester's 1-1 draw with Chelsea and have missed two matches, has now been ruled out of the international friendly billed for the Dnipro Arena, Kyiv, on Tuesday, September 10.
Rohr has also handed invitation to Bryan Idowu increasing the number of players invited for the friendly to 24.
"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,” reads a Tweet on the official Twitter handle of the Nigeria Football Federation on Thursday afternoon.
Esiti has featured twice for the Super Eagles in the past.
The 25-year-old joined Greek champions, PAOK from Belgian outfit, KAA Gent last month and has already established himself as a key member of the side.