Super Eagles coach Samson Siasia has handed Newcastle of England star, Shola Ameobi the opportunity to be capped by Nigeria during the international friendly against Guatemala.

The Kaduna State-born player, who has represented England at the U-21 level, is one of the players called up by Siasia to prosecute his first match since taking up the job as the Eagles’ coach on 1 December, 2010.

Siasia has also invited seven players from the Super Eagles team to the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. The players are goalkeeper, Vincent Enyeama, Taye Taiwo, Dele Aiyenugba, Joseph Yobo, Osaze Odemwingie, Obinna Nsofor and Ayodele Adeleye.

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