The Technical Committee of the Nigeria Football Federation has called up 28 players for the international friendly matches involving the Super Eagles against the Zebras of Botswana and Chipolopolo of Zambia.
The Super Eagles take on the Zebras at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium on Saturday, 12th November before flying to Kaduna to play Zambia’s Chipolopolo at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium three days later.
Captain Joseph Yobo tops the list, with first choice goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama and Ukraine-based midfielder Yusuf Ayila returning to the group.
2010 World Cup midfielder Dickson Etuhu is back on the international road, and Victor Moses, freed by FIFA to represent Nigeria only a few days ago, is called.
There is a first invitation for Italy-based forward Edward Ofere.
Both Botswana and Zambia are participating in the 2012 African Cup of Nations taking place in Equatorial Guinea and Gabon.
THE FULL LIST:
GOALKEEPERS: Vincent Enyeama (Lille LOSC, France); Austin Ejide (Hapoel Petah Tikva (Israel); Chigozie Agbim (Warri Wolves, Nigeria)
DEFENDERS: Chibuzor Okonkwo (Heartland FC, Nigeria); Gege Soriola (Free State Stars, South Africa); Taye Taiwo (AC Milan, Italy); Elderson Echiejile (Sporting Braga, Portugal); Joseph Yobo (Fenerbahce, Turkey); Efe Ambrose (Ashdod MS, Israel); Ayodele Adeleye (SC Tavriya Simferopol, Ukraine); Ugo Ukah (Widzew Lopdz, Poland); Yusuf Ayila (Dynamo Kiev, Ukraine)
MIDFIELDERS: Mikel Obi (Chelsea, England); Fengor Ogude (Valerenga, Norway); Kalu Uche (Neuchatel Xamax, Switzerland); Nosa Igiebor (Hapoel Tel Aviv, Israel); Dickson Etuhu (Fulham, England); Victor Moses (Wigan Athletic, England)
STRIKERS: Obinna Nsofor (Lokomotiv Moscow, Russia); Ahmed Musa (VVV Venlo, Netherlands); Ikechukwu Uche (Granada, Spain); Osaze Odemwingie (West Bromwich Albion, England); Ekigho Ehiosun (Samsunspor, Turkey); Emmanuel Emenike (Spartak Moscow, Russia); Chinedu Obasi (TSG Hoffenheim, Germany); Brown Ideye (Dynamo Kyiv, Ukraine); Edward Ofere (US Lecce, Italy)