Super Eagles' Gernot Rohr

AFCON 2019: Gernot Rohr releases 24-man list for qualifier against Libya

Super Eagles' Gernot Rohr

AFCON 2019

Super Eagles face Libya in an AFCON 2019 qualifier in Uyo on October 13 with a 24-man list released by coach Gernot Rohr.

Captain Mikel Obi was not shortlisted on the 24-man list for the AFCON 2019 qualifiers against Libya.

Nigeria host the first leg in Uyo on Saturday, October 13 with the return leg scheduled for Tuesday, October 16.

The Super Eagles face Libya in a doubleheader in the match day three and four of the AFCON 2019 qualifiers.

Nigeria and Watford forward Isaac Success was recalled to the squad, while Mikel Obi who has not played for the Super Eagles since after the 2018 Fifa World Cup is not included in the list which was announced on Monday, October 1.

Success has not been on the Super Eagles setup since his debut in the 1-1 draw against Senegal in a friendly in March 2017.

Super Eagles' Isaac Success
 AFCON 2019: Isaac Success recalled back to Super Eagles squad

Returnees

There is also a return for Moses Simon who did not make the Super Eagles squad for the 2018 World Cup because of injury and Shehu Abdullahi who was absent from national team duties during the last international break in September due to injury.

Super Eagles' forward
AFCON 2019: Super Eagles’ forward Moses Simon returns to team

The trio William Troost-EkongOla Aina and Alex Iwobi who did not play during the last international break because of injury has been recalled back to the squad.

Enyimba’s goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa is the only home-based professional on Gernot Rohr’s list. Despite fans clamour for an inclusion of Kelechi Nwakali in the Super Eagles set up, the young talented midfielder has been ignored once again by the Franco-German born coach.

Nigeria host the first leg at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium in Uyo on Saturday, October 13 with the return scheduled for the 18,000 –capacity Stade Taïeb Mhiri in the city of Sfax, Tunisia on Tuesday October 16.

Crotone striker Simeon Nwankwo, who was in Seychelles and scored against Liberia in a friendly last month, is omitted.

All invited players are to report in the Akwa Ibom State capital, Uyo on Monday, 8th October 2018.

Super Eagles squad 

Goalkeepers: Francis Uzoho (Elche FC, Spain); Ikechukwu Ezenwa (Enyimba FC); Daniel Akpeyi (Chippa United, South Africa).

Defenders: Olaoluwa Aina (Torino FC, Italy); Abdullahi Shehu (Bursaspor FC, Turkey); Semi Ajayi (Rotherham United, England); Bryan Idowu (Lokomotiv Moscow, Russia); Chidozie Awaziem (FC Porto, Portugal); William Ekong (Udinese FC, Italy); Leon Balogun (Brighton & Hove Albion, England); Kenneth Omeruo (CD Leganes, Spain); Jamilu Collins (SC Padeborn 07, Germany)

Midfielders: Ogenyi Onazi (Trabzonspor FC, Turkey); Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City, England); Oghenekaro Etebo (Stoke City FC, England); John Ogu (Hapoel Be’er Sheva, Israel)

Forwards: Ahmed Musa (Al Nasr FC, Saudi Arabia); Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City, England); Moses Simon (Levante FC, Italy); Henry Onyekuru (Galatasaray SK, Turkey); Odion Ighalo (Changchun Yatai, China); Alex Iwobi (Arsenal FC, England); Samuel Kalu (Bordeaux FC, France); Isaac Success (Watford FC, England).

 

 

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