Super Eagles coach, Augustine Eguavoen, has revealed that former Super Eagles teammate Finidi George, advised him to invite Enyimba goalkeeper, John Noble as a replacement for Maduka Okoye.
Okoye pulled out of the games against Ghana on account of illness.
Eguavoen decision to call up Noble was questioned by many Super Eagles fans considering that he was forced off injured after 69 minutes in Enyimba’s goalless draw against Wikki Tourists in the Nigeria Professional Football Leagur tie with on Sunday evening.
Eguavoen waved aside the notion that the Noble was a bench-warmer at Enyimba.
The coach pointed out that 28-year-old has been involved in recent games played by the Nigerian Professional Football League giants.
“Noble was actually subbed in the last game against Wikki Tourists. I heard a couple of news but I had to call my colleague whom I hold in high esteem Finidi George to find out what the situation with Noble was,” Eguavoen said at Wednesday’s press conference.
“He has been in goal for the last four games and then Finidi told me everything is alright. I called the medical team there and they said everything is okay so that’s what informed us.
“Every other person that has not played till now in the goalkeeping department, everybody has a chance. We just pray we keep winning”.
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