Nigeria’s Squad For World Cup Qualifiers Next Month Announced

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Super Eagles coach, Sunday Oliseh has unveiled his squad for the World Cup Qualifiers next month which will be played against Swaziland.

In the 23 man squad, Obafemi Martins’ name makes an appearance as the Seattle Sounders forward was extended an invitation after about two years of absence from the national team.

The first match will be played on November 13, with a return leg on November 17 at the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium in Port Harcourt.

As expected, Emmanuel Emenike and Vincent Enyeama, who earlier announced their retirement from international football are not on the list.

List of Invited Players

Goalkeepers: Carl Ikeme (Wolverhampton Wanderers, England); Ikechukwu Ezenwa (Sunshine Stars); Dele Alampasu (Club deSportivo Feirense, Portugal)

Defenders: Abdullahi Shehu (Uniao da Madeira, Portugal); Kalu Orji (Enyimba FC); Elderson Echiejile (AS Monaco, France); Chima Akas (Sharks FC); Leon Balogun (FSV Mainz, Germany); Godfrey Oboabona (Caykur Rizespor, Turkey); Efe Ambrose (Celtic FC, Scotland); Austin Oboroakpo (Abia Warriors)

Midfielders: Ogenyi Onazi (SS Lazio, Italy); Paul Onobi (Sunshine Stars); John Mikel Obi (Chelsea FC, England); Rabiu Ibrahim (AS Trencin, Slovakia); Wilfred Ndidi (KRC Genk, Belgium); Sylvester Igboun (FC UFA, Russia)

Forwards: Ahmed Musa (CSKA Moscow, Russia); Moses Simon (KAA Gent, Belgium); Odion Ighalo (Watford FC, England); Ezekiel Bassey (Enyimba FC); Alex Iwobi (Arsenal FC, England); Obafemi Martins (Seattle Sounders, USA)



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