Samson Siasia has invited Anderlecht forward Imoh Ezekiel and defender Chizoba Amaefule as replacements Peter Olayinka and Sergio Uyi in the U-23 Eagles team to face Brazil in a friendly later in March, the Nigeria Football Federation said in a release on Friday.
The latter have been forced out of the trip to Brazil due to injury.
Siasia, who is also the interim Super Eagles coach, expressed confidence that with the calibre of players going to Brazil, the team is on the right track in their preparation for the men’s football tournament of the Olympics coming up in Rio de Janeiro in August this year.
Last week, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) and the Confederacao Brasileira de Futebol (CBF) confirmed that their U-23 squads would play an international friendly match in Brazil on Thursday, March 24.
“The CBF is happy to host the champions of Africa, Nigeria Olympic team on the 24th March FIFA date at 7pm at the stadium of Kleber Andrade in the city of Cariacica, Vitoria, Espirito Santo,” the statement read.