2 March 2017
Ahead of the upcoming friendlies against Senegal and Burkina Faso in London, Super Eagles technical adviser, Gernot Rohr has named a strong 25-man team to prosecute the matches.
The Super Eagles will be up against Senegal’s Teranga Lions on March 23 before taking on the Etalons of Burkina Faso four days later. Both matches will be played at The Hive, home ground of Barnet Football Club.
According to a release by the Nigerian Football Federation, Chelsea wing-back, Victor Moses, Arsenal midfielder, Alex Iwobi and Manchester City forward, Kelechi iheanacho were all invited.
Also, senior players like Goal keeper, Carl Ikeme, Ogienyi Onazi and Ahmed Musa made the list.
Leicester midfielder, Wilfried Ndidi also made the list following an impressive performance since joining the Premier League Champions in January.
Surprise inclusions are Hannover 96 of Germany forward, Noah Joel Bazee and Netherlands based young defender, Tyronne Ebuehi. The ADO Den Haag defender had earlier declined an invitation but he’s expected to honour this invitation.
FC ifeanyi Ubah goalkeeper, Ikechukwu Ezenwa is the only home based player on the list.
THE FULL LIST
Goalkeepers: Carl Ikeme (Wolverhampton Wanderers, England); Daniel Akpeyi (Chippa United, South Africa); Ikechukwu Ezenwa (FC Ifeanyi Ubah)
Defenders: Leon Balogun (FSV Mainz 05, Germany); William Paul Ekong (KAA Gent, Belgium); Kenneth Omeruo (Alanyaspor FC, Turkey); Uche Henry Agbo (Granada FC, Spain); Abdullahi Shehu (Anorthosis Famagusta, Cyprus); Musa Muhammed (FC Zeljeznicar, Bosnia Herzegovina); (ADO Den Haag, The Netherlands); Elderson Echiejile (Sporting Gijon, Spain); Kingsley Madu (Zulte Waregem, Belgium); Chidozie Awaziem (FC Porto, Portugal)
Midfielders: Ogenyi Onazi (Trabzonspor FC, Turkey); Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City, England); Oghenekaro Etebo (CD Feirense, Portugal); John Ogu (Hapoel Be’er Sheva, Israel)
Forwards: Ahmed Musa (Leicester City, England); Kelechi Iheanacho (Manchester City, England); Moses Simon (KAA Gent, Belgium); Victor Moses (Chelsea FC, England); Alex Iwobi (Arsenal FC, England); Isaac Success (Watford FC, England); Noah Joel Bazee (Hannover 96, Germany); Victor Osimhen (Wolfsburg FC, Germany)
Author: Timilehin Boyinde
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