Despite crashing out already, the new technical adviser of the Super Eagles, Gernot Rohr has named a powerful squad who would face Tanzania next month in the final match of the 2017 AFCON qualifiers.
The Super Eagles have already been eliminated from participating in the competition after a dismal perfomance in previous matches which saw the Nigerian side garner just 2 points in 3 matches. However, the upcoming match in Uyo would be Rohr’s first match in charge of the out of favour Eagles and it is obvious he isnt taking any chances in proving Nigeria might have been wrong not to have brought him in a long time ago.
Leading the team would be English Champions, Leicester’s new signing, Ahmed Musa and Chelsea star, Mikel Obi who would be inspiring the team to a possible win at the massive Akwa-Ibom stadium.
Others include first choice keeper, Wolverhampton Wanderers’ Carl Ikeme, Elderson Echiejile, Victor Moses, Ogenyi Onazi, Odion Ighalo, Brown Ideye and a suprise call up for youngster, Victor Osimhen.
See the full list below…
Goalkeepers: Carl Ikeme (Wolverhampton Wanderers, England); Emmanuel Daniel (Enugu Rangers); Ikechukwu Ezenwa (FC IfeanyiUbah)
Defenders: Leon Balogun (FSV Mainz 05, Germany); William Troost-Ekong (Haugesund FC, Norway); Chidozie Awaziem (FC Porto, Portugal); Jamiu Alimi (Kano Pillars); Abdullahi Shehu (Uniao da Madeira, Portugal); Musa Muhammed (Istanbul Basaksehir, Turkey); Elderson Echiejile (AS Monaco, France), Kingsley Madu (AS Trencin, Slovakia)
Midfielders: Mikel John Obi (Chelsea FC, England); Ogenyi Onazi (Trabzonspor, Turkey); Wilfred Ndidi (KRC Genk, Belgium); Nosa Igiebor (Maccabi Tel Aviv, Israel)
Forwards: Ahmed Musa (Leicester City, England); Kelechi Iheanacho (Manchester City, England); Moses Simon (KAA Gent, Belgium); Victor Moses (Chelsea FC, England); Imoh Ezekiel (Al-Arabi Sporting Club, Qatar), Odion Ighalo (Watford FC, England); Brown Ideye (Olympiacos FC, Greece); Victor Osimhen (Wolfsburg FC, Germany)