Uzoenyi replaces Echiejile in Nigeria's World Cup squad

The Enugu Rangers forward has been called back to the Super Eagles camp in the USA ahead of the World Cup in Brazil
Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi has recalled Enugu Rangers striker Ejike Uzoenyi to the Super Eagles camp for the World Cup after injury ruled out Elderson Echiejile.

Echiejile suffered a muscle tear during the friendly clash with Greece and sources have confirmed to Goal that the injury will keep him out of action for at least two weeks.

With Nigeria set to kick off their campaign in Brazil following Saturday's friendly with USA, the technical crew are not willing to risk the player's fitness and have opted to draft in a last-minute replacement.

Uzoenyi, who wept in the team bus on the way back to the hotel in Philadelphia after being informed that he did not make the initial 23-man team, will now have a chance to prove his worth.

Nigeria take on Iran on June 16 before games against Bosnia-Herzegovina on June 21 and Argentina four days later.

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