Izuchukwu Anthony joins Super Eagles’ camp after late call-up

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Spartak Trnava defender, Izuchukwu Anthony, has been handed a late call-up to the Nigeria senior national team, ahead of Friday’s international friendly against Cameroon.

The 23-year-old was invited following injuries to regular faces in the squad.

Torino’s Ola Aina, West Bromwich Albion’s Semi Ajayi, FC Porto’s Zaidu Sanusi, Benfica’s Tyronne Ebuehi and Hoffenheim’s Kevin Akpoguma have all been ruled out.

Anthony was part of the Nigeria U23 squad that failed to impress at the 2019 Africa U23 Cup of Nations staged in Egypt.

There, he featured in all games but Imama Amapakabo’s men failed to get past the group stage – which ultimately cost them a place in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

In the 2020-21 campaign, he featured in 18 league games as Michal Gasparik’s men finished in fourth place having accrued 35 points from 22 points.

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