The Nigeria Football Federation have call up the quartet of Onyekuru, Ajayi, Olayinka, and Ebuehi to replace Napoli’s centre forward Victor Osimhen, Shehu, Balogun and Dennis.
Omonia Nicosia right back Shehu, Napoli striker Osimhen, Rangers centre back Balogun and Watford inform striker Dennis have been ruled out of the tournament in Cameroon due to combination of injuries, covid-19 and non release by their clubs.
With that the Federation act swiftly by extending invitation to other Nigeria players who also ply their trade in Europe, and amongst them is Olympiakos winger Henry Onyekuru.
Leon Balogun who is replace with Semi Ajayi has failed to recover from an undisclosed injury he suffered in a game against Hibernian on November 21.
While Osimhen is reported to have tested positive for Covid-19 with Shehu also injured against APOEL in the derby on boxing day.
With the new development in the squad the newly invited players will be expected to join other players in camp, as they continue their preparations for the AFCON.