Gernot Rohr invites 23 players for South Africa, Uganda ties; recalls Osimhen

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         Super Eagles Coach Gernot Rohr invites 23 players to camp for South Africa

Super Eagles head coach, Gernot Rohr, has released his 23-man squad for next month’s 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against South Africa.

The squad will also prosecute a friendly against Uganda three days later.

Charleroi forward, Victor Osimhen, has been recalled to the team for the first time since June 2017.

There are first-time call-ups by Rohr; U-17 World Cup-winning Samuel Chuwkueze of Villarreal, and FC Ifeanyi Ubah defender Adeleye Olamilekan are players picked.

Super Eagles players left out

Wilfred Ndidi is left out, as he will serve a suspension after picking up two yellow cards against Seychelles and Libya.

Also, John Mikel Obi is again missing, despite playing and scoring for his Chinese club over the weekend.

The Super Eagles skipper many thought will be included for the South Africa tie but has been overlooked.

The Super Eagles of Nigeria will face Bafana Bafana away in South Africa in match day five of

the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) on Saturday, November 17 and a friendly game against Uganda three days after in Nigeria.

Oghenekaro Etebo has also been left out because of injury alongside right-back Abdullahi Shehu.

Similarly,Ogenyi Onazi is missing from the Eagles squad despite being fit and a regular for Turkish club Trabzonspor.


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

Defenders: Ola Aina (Torino FC, Italy); Adeleye Aniyikaye (FC Ifeanyi Ubah);

Semi Ajayi (Rotherham United, England); Bryan Idowu (Lokomotiv Moscow, Russia);

William Troost-Ekong (Udinese FC, Italy); Leon Balogun (Brighton & Hove Albion, England);

Kenneth Omeruo (CD Leganes, Spain); Jamilu Collins (SC Paderborn 07, Germany)

Midfielders: Oghenekaro Etebo (Stoke City FC, England); John Ogu (Hapoel Be’er Sheva, Israel); Mikel Agu (Vitoria Setubal FC, Portugal)

Forwards: Ahmed Musa (Al Nasr FC, Saudi Arabia); Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City, England); Moses Simon (Levante FC, Spain);

Victor Osimhen (Royal Charleroi SC, Belgium); Odion Ighalo (Changchun Yatai, China);

Alex Iwobi (Arsenal FC, England); Samuel Kalu (Bordeaux FC, France);

Isaac Success (Watford FC, England); Samuel Chukwueze (Villarreal FC, Spain)

Standby: Henry Onyekuru (Galatasaray SK, Turkey); Chidozie Awaziem (FC Porto, Portugal);

Nyima Nwagua (Kano Pillars FC); Sunday Adetunji (Enyimba FC); Junior Lokosa (Kano Pillars FC)

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