Twenty
five players have been called up by Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr
for this month’s friendly match against Corsica.

Notable
absentees are the Chinese trio of John Mikel Obi, Brown Ideye and
Odion Ighalo, as well as Ogenyi Onazi.

The
German gaffer also extended invitations to the Nigerian League top
scorer, Stephen Odey, his MFM FC team mate, Sikiru Olatunbosun and
Akwa United FC youngster, Ibrahim Alhassan.

The
Super Eagles will open camp in Corsica on 24th May and then play
against the Corsica Senior team on two days later before moving camp
to Paris, capital of France for the second phase of the camping
programme ahead of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against
South Africa’s Bafana Bafana.

Nigeria,
unbeaten in a competitive game at senior level by South Africa since
the Rainbow Nation returned to international football 25 years ago,
go up against the familiar foes at the Godswill Akpabio International
Stadium, Uyo on Saturday, 10th June.

Injury
has ruled out first –choice goalkeeper Carl Ikeme of Wolverhampton
Wanderers in the English Championship, leaving home –based
Ikechukwu Ezenwa to fight it out with fellow former junior
international Dele Alampasu for the slot between the sticks.
England
–based duo Ola Aina (Chelsea FC) and Alex Iwobi (Arsenal FC) have
been granted permission to feature for their respective clubs in the
FA Cup final on 27th May before joining the squad in Paris.

THE
FULL LIST

Goalkeepers:
Ikechukwu Ezenwa (FC IfeanyiUbah); Dele Alampasu (Cesarense FC,
Portugal)

Defenders:
Leon Balogun (FSV Mainz 05, Germany); William Ekong (KAA Gent,
Belgium); Uche Agbo (CF Granada, Spain); Abdullahi Shehu (Anorthosis
Famagusta, Cyprus); Tyronne Ebuehi (ADO Den Haag, The Netherlands);
Elderson Echiejile (Sporting Gijon, Spain); Chidozie Awaziem (FC
Porto, Portugal)

Midfielders:
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); Stephen
Odey (MFM FC); Olanrewaju Kayode (FC Austria Wien, Austria); Isaac
Success (Watford FC, England); Noah Serenren-Bazee (Hannover 96,
Germany); Victor Osimhen (Wolfsburg FC, Germany); Sikiru Olatubosun
(MFM FC)

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