Ameobi cleared for Bafana friendly

Shole Ameobi

Shole Ameobi

Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi has assured that Newcastle forward Shola Ameobi will be fit for next month’s Mandela Challenge in South Africa.

Ameobi was injured in a pre-season friendly between his club and Portuguese club Rio Ave on Sunday.

Keshi said he called up the lanky forward to find out the true situation of things when reports broke on Sunday he was injured.

However, Keshi has given assurance that the player is in good shape and will be ready for the Bafana Bafana friendly.

“I have spoken to Shola and he is fit and healthy and will be available for the Mandela Challenge. He told me so himself,” Keshi stated.Ameobi is one of 20 players called up by the Keshi for the friendly in Durban on August 14.