Out-of- favour Super Eagles’ striker, Obinna Nsofor is set to return to the Nigeria set-up for the first time in nearly two years.
Nigeria play South Africa in the Nelson Mandela Challenge on 14 August in Durban, with Nsofor expected to be named in Stephen Keshi’s squad.
That list is expected to be made public this week. A top Nigeria Football Federation, NFF source revealed that Keshi wants to hand the pacy forward a chance as he continues to look for the best combination for the problematic Super Eagles’ attack.
“Apart from the inclusion of Shola Ameobi, another player that would get his chance is Obinna Nsofor.
“Keshi wants to see what he brings into the team as the search for balance in the team’s attack continues.
“Everyone criticised the team’s attack during the World Cup qualifiers against Kenya and Namibia, and even during the FIFA Confederations Cup so Keshi wants to see how these returnees will fit in and make the attack sharper.”
Nsofor’s recall may not come as a surprise, as Keshi told KickOffNigeria.com after the Confederations Cup that he is a big admirer of the former Enyimba man, but has been denied of his services only through injury.