Anayo Iwuala has received a late invitation to the Super Eagles team for the AFCON qualification fixtures against Benin Republic and Lesotho.
Anayo comes in as replacement for Sadiq Umar who has been ruled out of the matches.
Nigeria are billed to face Benin Republic in Cotonou on March 27 before hosting Lesotho in Lagos three days later.
It is the first senior call up for Anayo, who has maintained an incredible for Enyimba FC this season.
The tricky winger has featured in 19 of Enyimba’s 20 matches this term, scoring two goals and assisting eight others.
Nicknamed “Hazard” because of his crafty way of getting past defenders, Anayo was born on May 20th, 1999. He has played for Kada City and Delta Force in the past.
Anayo is a left winger. He likes to drive the team forward and is hard to stop on the ball. He’s quick and a good dribbler. When he’s on the ball, he goes as far as he feels he can to the opposition’s goal before distributing it to someone else, or a cross if he reaches the final third. Off the ball, he likes to find pockets of space to receive the ball in a dangerous area or disrupt the shape of the opposition.
The youngster’s dribbling is excellent and his top trait. The player knows that he is a good dribbler and can beat many opposition defenders. He’s fearless and he’s great at resisting high pressure from defenders. In terms of how his pace compliments his dribbling, he’s fast and explosive.