Chelsea
FC wing back,. Victor Moses was left out of Nigeria’s team to play
against South Africa next week because of a toe injury.

Other
notable players that did not make the cut are Brown Ideye, Odion
Ighalo and John Mikel Obi.

Twenty
three players were named by Nigeria’s coach, Gernot Rohr for the
game against South Africa’s Bafana Bafana and old regulars like
Ogenyi Onazi, Elderson Echiejile, Kenneth Omeruo and Ahmed Musa were
listed.

Rohr
also threw invitations out to newbies like Tyronne Ebuehi, Chidozie
Awaziem, Maroof Youssef, Alhassan Ibrahim, Henry
Onyekuru, Victor Osimhen and Olanrewaju Kayode.

John
Mikel Obi recently underwent a hernia operation but no reason
was given for the absence of Odion
Ighalo and Brown Ideye.

However,
Media Officer of the team,
Toyin Ibitoye told NaijaFootball247.com that Moses requested that he
be left out because of a toe injury that requires surgery.

Moses
requested that he should be left out of the team because of an
injured toe that requires surgery. Hopefully he will be back in time
for the World Cup Qualifier against Cameroon,” Ibitoye said.

Turkey
–based midfielder Ogenyi Onazi topped the list made available on
Wednesday, with Elderson Echiejile, Ahmed Musa and Kenneth Omeruo
also called.

South
Africa –based goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi joins home –based
professional Ikechukwu Ezenwa and Portugal –based Dele Alampasu to
contest for the gloves, with William Ekong, Chidozie Awaziem,
Abdullahi Shehu, Tyronne Ebuehi and Zamalek FC of Egypt’s Maroof
Youssef joining Omeruo and Echiejile at the rear.

England
–based Wilfred Ndidi, Oghenekaro Etebo, John Ogu, Mikel Agu and
Akwa United’s former junior international Alhassan Ibrahim join
Onazi in the midfield. Musa is joined at the fore by Kelechi
Iheanacho, Moses Simon, Alex Iwobi, Henry Onyekuru, Olanrewaju Kayode
and Victor Osimhen.

All
invited players are expected in Abuja on Friday, 2nd June with the
team to train on Monday, 5th June before departing to Uyo on Tuesday.

The
Super Eagles trade tackles with the Bafana Bafana at the Godswill
Akpabio International Stadium, Uyo on Saturday, 10th June 2017,
starting from 5pm.

THE
FULL LIST

Goalkeepers:
Daniel Akpeyi (Chippa United, South Africa); Ikechukwu Ezenwa (FC
IfeanyiUbah); Dele Alampasu (Cesarense FC, Portugal)

Defenders:
Kenneth Omeruo (Alanyaspor FC, Turkey); William Ekong (KAA Gent,
Belgium); Abdullahi Shehu (Anorthosis Famagusta, Cyprus); Tyronne
Ebuehi (ADO Den Haag, The Netherlands); Elderson Echiejile (AS
Monaco, France); Chidozie Awaziem (FC Porto, Portugal); Maroof
Youssef (Zamalek FC, Egypt)

Midfielders:
Ogenyi Onazi (Trabzonspor FC, Turkey); Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester
City, England); Oghenekaro Etebo (CD Feirense, Portugal); John Ogu
(Hapoel Be’er Sheva, Israel); Mikel Agu (Vitoria Setubal,
Portugal); Alhassan Ibrahim (Akwa United FC)

Forwards:
Ahmed Musa (Leicester City, England); Kelechi Iheanacho
(Manchester City, England); Moses Simon (KAA Gent, Belgium); Alex
Iwobi (Arsenal FC, England); Henry Onyekuru (KAS Eupen, Belgium);
Victor Osimhen (Wolfsburg FC, Germany); Olanrewaju Kayode (FK Austria
Wien, Austria)

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