Nigeria beef up squad for crucial clash
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.