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Nigeria squad named for Confedrations Cup

Nigeria squad named for Confedrations Cup

Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi has made nine changes to his squad for the Confederations Cup from the set of players that won the African Nations CuP

Keshi has called upon four uncapped players while five others only made their first international appearances in a recent friendly against Mexico.

African Nations Cup stars Victor Moses and Emmanuel Emenike are unavailable while Joseph Yobo, Peter Odemwingie and Obafemi Martins have also been left out.

Nigeria are in Group B along with Tahiti, Uruguay and Spain for the Confederations Cup, which runs from June 15 to 30.

 

Squad in full

Goalkeepers: Chigozie Agbim (Enugu Rangers), Austin Ejide (Hapoel Beer Sheva), Vincent Enyeama (Maccabi Tel Aviv)

Defenders: Efe Ambrose (Celtic), Francis Benjamin (Heartland FC), Elderson Echiejile (Sporting Braga), Azubuike Egwuekwe (Warri Wolves), Solomon Kwambe, Godfrey Oboabona (both Sunshine Stars), Kenneth Omeruo (ADO Den Haag)

Midfielders: Emeka Eze (Enugu Rangers), John Obi Mikel (Chelsea), Fegor Ogude (Valerenga), John Ogu (Academica Coimbra), Ogenyi Onazi (Lazio), Sunday Mba (Enugu Rangers)

Forwards: Joseph Akpala (Werder Bremen), Michael Babatunde (FC Kryvbas), Muhammad Gambo (Kano Pillars), Brown Ideye (Dynamo Kiev), Ahmed Musa (CSKA Moscow), Nnamdi Oduamadi (Varese), Anthony Ujah (FC Cologne)

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