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Okoye blow for Nigeria!

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Super Eagles’ first choice goalkeeper, Maduka Okoye has been ruled out of Friday’s epic confrontation with Ghana’s Black Stars.

According to the Nigeria Football Federation, the goalkeeper who was in action in all Nigeria’s four matches at the Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon in January  has fallen ill

Owing to that, Coach Augustine Eguavoen has extended invitation to Enyimba FC goalkeeper John Noble to join the squad.

Kunle Solaja is the author of landmark books on sports and journalism as well as being a multiple award-winning journalist and editor of long standing. He is easily Nigeria’s foremost soccer diarist and Africa's most capped FIFA World Cup journalist, having attended all FIFA World Cup finals from Italia ’90 to Qatar 2022. He was honoured at the Qatar 2022 World Cup by FIFA and AIPS.

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