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Eguavoen calls up 5 new players for AFCON

The Super Eagles will invite five new players for the AFCON, according to caretaker coach Austin Eguavoen.

Eguavoen, who is a last-minute replacement for Gernot Rohr, said he does not intend to make wholesale changes to the Eagles ahead of the delayed AFCON in Cameroon early next month.

“Ninety percent of the players in the team have been together, we’ll stick with the team that has been together, but we will bring in a few (players), maybe five,” Eguavoen told Brila FM Radio

“Only a few new faces will get called up.

“Our players aren’t as bad as some of the results may have appeared.”

Antwerp midfielder Alhassan Yusuf and former Flying Eagles captain Kelechi Nwakali are widely to be among the fresh call-ups.

Top officials have complained that discipline in the team broke down under coach Rohr.

“I hate to say it was a problem, but we want to inject discipline. Something went wrong and we have to fix that,” Eguavoen promised.

The three-time African champions begin their 2021 AFCON campaign on January 11 in Garoua against seven-time champions Egypt.

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