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Orlando Pirates goalkeeper Daniel placed on standby for Nigeria call-up

9:47 PM GMT+8 02/05/2017
Nigerian goalkeeper Emmanuel Daniel
The Nigeria under-23 number one has been training with the Buccaneers after signing for the Soweto giants earlier this year

Orlando Pirates goalkeeper Emmanuel Daniel has reportedly been placed on standby for a call-up to the Nigeria national team ahead of their clash with South Africa.

The Super Eagles are scheduled to lock horns with Bafana Bafana in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifier in Nigeria on the 10th of June 2017.

Nigeria are expected to camp in France ahead of the match and also play an international friendly against Corsica Island on the 26 of May 2017.

Wolverhampton Wanderers goalkeeper Carl Ikeme and Chippa United sho-stopper Daniel Akpeyi are likely to miss the clash with Corsica due to an injury and club engagement respectively.

This is according to one of Nigeria's leading soccer websites,

"Orlando Pirates goalkeeper Emmanuel Daniel who has trained with the team in the past has been placed on standby by the technical crew, pending on when they get an update on the fitness of Ikeme," a statement read on the site.

"Daniel is yet to play a game for Pirates due to registration issues, but Rohr wants to work with almost same pool of players he has worked with in the past, hence his decision to include him in the squad despite his inaction at club level," another statement read.