Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi has rolled out 24 names for the World Cup qualifier against Harambee Stars of Kenya slated for Saturday in Calabar.
AFCON hero, Sunday Mba made the list despite Keshi’s initial threat to drop him if the transfer tussle involving the player and some NPL clubs wasn’t sorted out.
Defensive stalwarts, Goddfrey Oboabona and Azubuike Egwueke lead the home-based players picked for the match. Others such as Benjamin Francis, Gambo Mohammed, Obinna Nwachukwu and Solomon Kwambe could make their debuts for the Super Eagles.
The full list:
Goalkeepers: Vincent Enyeama (Maccabi Tel Aviv, Israel); Austin Ejide (Hapoel Be’er Sheva, Israel); Chigozie Agbim (Warri Wolves)
Defenders: Efe Ambrose (Celtic FC, Scotland); Elderson Echiejile (FC Braga, Portugal); Kenneth Omeruo (ADO Den Haag, The Netherlands); Azubuike Egwuekwe (Warri Wolves); Godfrey Oboabona (Sunshine Stars); Benjamin Francis (Heartland); Solomon Kwambe (Sunshine Stars)
Midfielders: John Obi Mikel (Chelsea FC, England); Ogenyi Onazi (SS Lazio, Italy); Fegor Ogude (Valerenga FC, Norway); Gabriel Reuben (Kano Pillars); Sunday Mba (unattached); John Ogu (Academica de Coimbra, Portugal)
Forwards: Ahmed Musa (CSKA Moscow, Russia); Brown Ideye (Dynamo Kyiv,Ukraine); Victor Moses (Chelsea FC, England); Babatunde Michael (Kryvbas Kryvyi Rih, Ukraine); Nnamdi Oduamadi (A.S Varese 1910 FC, Italy); Obafemi Martins (Seattle Sounders, USA); Gambo Mohammed (Kano Pillars); Obinna Nwachukwu (Heartland)