Nige­ria beef up squad for cru­cial clash

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - FOOTBALL -

NIGE­RIA have added Portsmouth winger John Utaka to their squad for next month’s cru­cial World Cup qual­i­fier against Tu­nisia.

Utaka is a late in­clu­sion by coach Shaibu Amodu, who kept open two places in a 23-man squad an­nounced last week for the match in Abuja on Septem­ber 6.

Amodu has also be­lat­edly brought in Swiss-based de­fender Obinna Nwaneri, pre­fer­ring him to Ful­ham’s Dick­son Etuhu.

Amodu has also dropped Bolton Wan­der­ers cen­tre back Danny Shittu and striker Obafemi Martins, who re­cently moved to Ger­man cham­pi­ons VfL Wolfs­burg.

Nige­ria will go top of Africa’s Group B stand­ings if they beat Tu­nisia.

The two sides drew 0-0 in Tu­nisia in their last qual­i­fier in June.

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