Super Eagles Boss Names Mikel, Moses For Zambia Clash
26 September 2017 News
Super Eagles boss Gernot Rohr has called up 23 players including Alex Iwobi for the crucial 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Zambia in Uyo.
The Super Eagles of Nigeria need a win when they face Zambia on Saturday, October 7 in Uyo to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.
For the game, Rohr maintains the same squad he had for the doubleheader against Cameroon in early September.
Goalkeeper Dele Alampasu and Tyronne Ebuehi are the only omissions, dropping to stand-by list.
Arsenal star Iwobi who missed the doubleheader against Cameroon because of an injury is back in the squad. Daniel Akpeyi is also back in the team.
Captain John Mikel Obi, Victor Moses, Ahmed Musa, Wilfred Ndidi, Kelechi Iheanacho, Odion Ighalo, Leon Balogun are part of the squad as expected.
The Super Eagles of Nigeria are top of Group B of the African zone qualifiers with 10 points while Zambia are second with seven points.
Goalkeepers: Daniel Akpeyi (Chippa United, South Africa); Ikechukwu Ezenwa (FC IfeanyiUbah); Ayodele Ajiboye (Plateau United FC)
Defenders: William Ekong (Bursaspor FC, Turkey); Abdullahi Shehu (Anorthosis Famagusta, Cyprus); Leon Balogun (FSV Mainz 05, Germany); Elderson Echiejile (Sivasspor FC, Turkey); Uche Agbo (Standard Liege, Belgium); Chidozie Awaziem (Nantes FC, France); Olaoluwa Aina (Hull City, England)
Midfielders: Mikel John Obi (Tianjin Teda, China); Ogenyi Onazi (Trabzonspor FC, Turkey); Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City, England); Oghenekaro Etebo (CD Feirense, Portugal); John Ogu (Hapoel Be’er Sheva, Israel); Mikel Agu (Bursaspor FC, Turkey)
Forwards: Ahmed Musa (Leicester City, England); Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City, England); Moses Simon (KAA Gent, Belgium); Alex Iwobi (Arsenal FC, England); Odion Ighalo (Chang Chun-Yatai, China); Victor Moses (Chelsea FC, England); Anthony Nwakaeme (Hapoel Be’er Sheva, Israel)
Standby: Dele Alampasu (Cesarense FC, Portugal); Tyronne Ebuehi (ADO Den Haag, The Netherlands); Aaron Samuel (CSKA Moscow, Russia); Afeez Aremu (Akwa United); Ifeanyi Ifeanyi (Akwa United)