Saturday 19 September 2015

Mikel, Moses Recalled For October Friendlies

John Mikel Obi of Chelsea midfielder and West Ham forward Victor Moses has been recalled back to the Super Eagles.

Head Coach Sunday Oliseh invited 24 players for next month's international friendly games against Cameroon and DR Congo and heading the list are Mikel Obi and Victor Moses who were dropped before due to lack of regular playing time for their respective English Premier League outfits. Other players that would be making a return to the senior national team are Ogenyi Onazi, Elderson Echiejile and Odion Ighalo as former Flying Eagles star Abdulahi Shehu has been handed a call up for the first time.

Six players from the Nigeria Professional Football League would be part of Sunday Oliseh team and they are, Femi Thomas, Ikechukwu Ezenwa, Paul Onobi, Prince Aggrey, Austin Oboroakpo and Chima Akas.

Nigeria will take on Cameroon in a friendly in Brussels, Belgium on October 11, and will also face Congo three days earlier.

Here is the full lists of invited player
Goalkeepers: Vincent Enyeama (Lille OSC, France); Carl Ikeme (Wolverhampton Wanderers, England); Ikechukwu Ezenwa (Sunshine Stars); Femi Thomas (Enyimba FC)

Defenders: Leon Balogun (FSV Mainz 05, Germany); Abdullahi Shehu (Uniao da Madeira, Portugal); Elderson Echiejile (AS Monaco, France); Chima Akas (Sharks FC); Godfrey Oboabona (Caykur Rizespor, Turkey); William Troost Ekong (FK Haugesund, Norway); Kenneth Omeruo (Kasimpasa SK, Turkey); Austin Oboroakpo (Abia Warriors)

Midfielders: Ogenyi Onazi (SS Lazio, Italy); Paul Onobi (Sunshine Stars); Obiora Nwankwo (Coimbra FC, Portugal); John Mikel Obi (Chelsea FC, England); Rabiu Ibrahim (AS Trencin, Slovakia)

Forwards: Ahmed Musa (CSKA Moscow, Russia); Emmanuel Emenike (Al Ain, UAE); Sylvester Igbonu (FC UFA, Russia); Moses Simon (KAA Gent, Belgium); Victor Moses (West Ham United, England); Odion Ighalo (Watford FC, England); Prince Aggrey (Sunshine Stars)

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