Nigeria set to recall Newcastle striker Ameobi

Nigeria are eager to call up Newcastle United striker Shola Ameobi for their World Cup qualifying campaign.

Nigeria are eager to call up Newcastle United striker Shola Ameobi for their World Cup qualifying campaign.

The 31-year-old made his debut for the Super Eagles last season, but was left out of the squad for this year’s African Cup of Nations.

The Nigerian Football Federation confirmed that a clause had been removed from Ameobi’s contract that would allow him to re-start his international career.

Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi said: “The national team can do with his experience.”

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