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Keshi Replaces injured Ukoh with Dimgba

Keshi Replaces injured Ukoh with Dimgba

Switzerland-based midfielder Steven Ukoh has been ruled out of Nigeria’s AFCON 2017 qualifier against Chad in Kaduna due to a knee injury and he has been replaced by Warri Wolves ace Stanley Dimgba.

Ukoh, who has featured for Holland at U16, U17, U18, U19 and U20 levels, has won four full caps for Nigeria.

Former Plateau United and Kwara United star Dimgba was a substitute for his team Saturday in a CAF Confederation Cup playoff second leg match against AC Leopard of Congo.

In the meantime, Guangzhou R&F of China striker Aaron Samuel Olanare has finally joined the Super Eagles training camp ahead of the qualifier against Chad fixed for June 13.

The former Valeranga of Norway forward arrived the Abuja camp of the team Sunday morning as the last player to hit camp to complete the 15 foreign-based pros called up for the game by coach Stephen Keshi.

He was in action for his Chinese club on Friday when they were held to a goalless draw at home by Beijing Guoan.

The former 3SC player has scored two goals for his Chinese Super League team this season.
The 21-year-old striker has also scored two goals in six appearances for Nigeria.

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