Afeez Aremu gets late Nigeria U20 call-up for Mauritania clash

The Norway-based defensive midfielder has been handed a late invitation to the Flying Eagles and is expected to feature in Saturday’s qualifier

IK Start’s Afeez Aremu has earned a late invitation to the Nigeria U20 side and will be available for Saturday’s qualifier clash against Mauritania.

The midfielder, currently on holiday in the country, has been called up to the Flying Eagles by coach Paul Aigbogun and his Norwegian side subsequently granted his release.

Before moving to Europe, Aremu was a mainstay in the Super Eagles B side, having played in the 2018 CHAN qualifier as well as featuring prominently in last year’s WAFU Cup of Nations in Ghana.

His immediate task in Nigeria colours will be helping the Flying Eagles get past Mauritania at the Agege Stadium, Lagos as they were able to negotiate a 1-1 draw in the first leg played in Nouakchott.