Super Eagles’ goalkeeper Carl Ikeme has been reportedly ruled out of Thursday, March 23, 2017 Nigeria's friendly encounter against Senegal in London due to an injury.
NAIJ.com learnt that the Wolvehampton Wanderers of England goalie was missing in the team’s final training session due to a knock.
With Ikeme out injured, the Super Eagles’ gaffer Gernot Rohr has drafted in relatively unknown goalkeeper Tope Okeowo of Peckham All Stars as a replacement.
It is very likely that Okeowo will man the goal for Nigeria as the other invited goalkeepers Daniel Akpeyi and Ikechukwu Ezenwa are still being expected in camp.
Checks revealed that Okeowo a former Golden Eaglets of Nigeria goalkeeper is Peckham Towns first choice.
Okeowo had been at Peckham Town for many years helping his team get promotion from Division Two to Division One in their First season in the Kent County League.
It was also gathered that Okeowo produced some outstanding performances in 2015-16 season which saw him help his team win promotion into the Premier Division of the Kent County League.
Meanwhile, Ikeme now joins Chelsea striker Victor Moses who has also been ruled out of the Super Eagles friendly games against Senegal and Burkina Faso due to injury.