Alex Iwobi to return to international football
The
duo of Kenneth Omeruo and Alex Iwobi will make a return to the Super Eagles
team to play Zambia in next month’s World Cup Qualifying match.
Both
were not part of the last international game against Tanzania in Uyo due to
different levels of injuries sustained/ recuperation.
Anderson
Esiti who plays his football in Belgium also makes a return to the team after
his only cap came against Chad in Kaduna with Stephen Keshi as coach of the
team.
Nigeria’s
Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr, on Thursday afternoon made public a list of 23
players invited for the game against Zambia that will take place in Ndola next
month.

The Franco-German retained belief in the squad that pipped Tanzania 1-0 in a
2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match in Uyo on 3rd September, but has
added Alanyaspor of Turkey defender Kenneth Omeruo, KAA Gent midfielder
Anderson Esiti and English Premiership duo Isaac Success and Alex Iwobi.
Skipper
Mikel John Obi, assistant skipper Ahmed Musa, goalkeeper Carl Ikeme, defender
Elderson Echiejile, midfielder Ogenyi Onazi and in –form Manchester City of
England forward Kelechi Iheanacho are in the 23 –man roster.
Rohr
has excused Watford FC forward Odion Ighalo, who will attend his father’s
burial in Nigeria on Saturday, 8th October – eve of the big match at the Levy
Nwanawasa Stadium in Ndola.
Injured
striker Moses Simon is listed after assuring Rohr that he has started treatment
and would be fully healed well ahead of the encounter.
All
invited players are expected to start arriving in Abuja as from Sunday, 2nd
October.
ALL THE INVITED
PLAYERS
Goalkeepers: Carl Ikeme
(Wolverhampton Wanderers, England); Emmanuel Daniel (Enugu Rangers); Ikechukwu
Ezenwa (FC IfeanyiUbah)
Defenders: Leon Balogun (FSV
Mainz 05, Germany); William Paul Ekong (Haugesund FC, Norway); Kenneth Omeruo
(Alanyaspor FC, Turkey); Jamiu Alimi (Kano Pillars); Abdullahi Shehu
(Anorthosis Famagusta, Cyprus); Musa Muhammed (Istanbul Basaksehir, Turkey);
Elderson Echiejile (Standard Liege, Belgium), Kingsley Madu (SV Zulte Waregem,
Belgium)
Midfielders: Mikel John Obi
(Chelsea FC, England); Ogenyi Onazi (Trabzonspor, Turkey); Wilfred Ndidi (KRC
Genk, Belgium); Nosa Igiebor (Maccabi Tel Aviv, Israel); Anderson Esiti (KAA
Gent, Belgium)

Forwards: Ahmed Musa
(Leicester City, England); Kelechi Iheanacho (Manchester City, England); Moses
Simon (KAA Gent, Belgium); Victor Moses (Chelsea FC, England); Isaac Success
(Watford FC, England); Brown Ideye (Olympiacos FC, Greece); Alex Iwobi (Arsenal
FC, England)

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