Maduka Okoye out of Ghana/Nigeria clash

Enyimba goalkeeper, John Noble has been called up as a late replacement

Maduka Okoye out of Ghana/Nigeria clash
Maduka Okoye

Goalkeeper Maduka Okoye has fallen ill and has been ruled out of the two-legged World Cup playoff ties between Nigeria and Ghana, can report.

The situation has seen Coach Augustine Eguavoen extend a kate invitation to Enyimba FC goalkeeper John Noble to join the squad.

Rightly or wrongly, Okoye's error was widely seen as one of the major reasons why the Super Eagles crashed out early from the last Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon.

The goalkeeper has ever gotten back to his strides at his club where he is yet to concede any goal this month in all his outings. has reliably gathered that Francis Uzoho would most likely be in-between the sticks for the games in Kumasi and Abuja with Okoye's absence.