Enyimba Theophilus Afelokhai

Theophilus Afelokhai has shut down talks he has only just deserved the invitation to the Super Eagles after a fine season with Enyimba in the CAF Confederation Cup.

Afelokhai, 30, helped the Aba Elephants reach the semi-final of the Confederation Cup, but insists his quality had never been a level below the form he showed in 2018.

Fortune smiled on the goalkeeper in the most footballing manner, when first choice goalie, Francis Uzoho was ruled out of Nigeria’s AFCON qualifying match against South Africa.

“It is not about my recent performance for Enyimba that earned me the invitation because I have always been at my best, I simply believe it was all in God’s Plan,” Afelokhai said..

The Enyimba first choice will compete for places with his Enyimba teammate Ikechukwu Ezenwa and Chippa United’s Daniel Akpeyi.

Nigeria play away to South Africa on November 17 at the FNB Stadium and three days later will face Uganda in an international friendly.

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