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Kayode Olanrewaju replaces Osimhen for Nigeria's friendlies

14:19 GMT 09/03/2017
U20 World Cup: Kayode Olanrewaju of Nigeria celebrates
The former Flying Eagles star was handed a Super Eagles call-up in place of the injured highly rated youngster

Kayode Olanrewaju has replaced Victor Osimhen in Nigeria’s squad to play Senegal and Burkina Faso later this month in London.

Osihmen alongside Noah Joel Bazee and Chidozie Awaziem were surprise inclusions in Gernot Rohr’s 25-man squad for the encounters. But as a result of injury, the Wolfsburg striker will have his spot taken by the Austria Wien forward.

The Nigeria Football Federation, on Wednesday, confirmed it via its official Twitter account saying: ““Olanrewaju Kayode of Austria Wien has been invited in place of Victor Osimhen, who is still recovering from injury.”

The 23-year-old has scored 15 goals across all competition for his Austrian side this season, including five in the Uefa Europa League.