Bendel Insurance goalkeeper Amas Obasogie has joined the Nigerian Super Eagles as a late replacement for Maduka Okoye.
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Eight matches will be played in the NPFL this Super Sunday, with all eyes and attention in Benin for the biggest of the matches.
Obasagie’s Super Eagles call
The 23-year-old has been in superb form for the Benin Arsenal in the 2023/24 Football League season.
He has kept six clean sheets in seven matches this season in the NPFL, helping Bendel Insurance concede just a single goal this campaign.
Regarded as one of the best shot-stoppers in the country, the talented stopper played a crucial role as Insurance qualified for the CAFCC and lifted the Federation Cup in their first season after promotion from the NNL.
Obasogie’s maiden invitation means there will be two goalkeepers from the NPFL in the Super Eagles squad, with Ojo Olorunleke of Enyimba the other goalkeeper.
Bendel Insurance reacts
Following Obasogie’s invitation, his Benin-based club has taken to social media to celebrate the feat.
“Finding a new Perch is a reliable BIRD, confident between the sticks, tested and trusted,” the club posted.
“Congratulations, AMAS "LEWINSKY" OBASOGIE Obasogie1 on your invitation to the SuperEagles for the 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Lesotho and Zimbabwe. All the best in the CAMP,” the club added in their statement.
The Benin bird is expected to join Francis Uzoho and Ojo to fight for who will start in goal when Nigeria kicks off the road to USA 2026 on Thursday.
Obasogie is expected to join his new teammates in camp on Tuesday in the beautiful city of Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.
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