U-20 national team captain Ikouwem Udoh has been handed a late call-up to the Super Eagles for the March engagements against Seychelles and Egypt reports naijasportsgrill.com.ng.
Udoh is to provide competition at left back for Paderborn’s Jamilu Collins.
The left-back has been a problematic position since Gernot Rohr assumed headship of the technical crew.
At the World Cup, right-footed Bryan Idowu was deployed at left-back.
Searching for a natural left-back, Rohr has relied on Collins recently but has not been completely won over by the Abuja Football College discovery.
There is also a need to provide competition hence the invitation of Udoh, who, himself, has been under Rohr’s radar since breaking out at the last CHAN.
With Udoh’s invitation, the U-20 national team has supplied two players to the Super Eagles with central defender Valentine Ozornwafor in the initial list.
Udoh and Ozornwafor play for Enyimba.