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Sunday Oliseh Names Squad

Super Eagles coach, Sunday Oliseh has surprisingly left Chelsea duo, John Mikel Obi and Victor Moses out of the 18-man team for next month’s 2017 CAF Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in Tanzania.

Wolverhampton Wanderers keeper, Carl Ikeme, who qualifies to play for Nigeria through his father, is in the squad as well as two other new players: Russia-based Izunna Ernest Uzochukwu and Sylvester Igboun.

The overseas players are to join up with the 23 others from the domestic league in Abuja not later than Monday, 31 August.

The full squad list:

Goalkeepers: Vincent Enyeama (Lille/FRA), Carl Ikeme (Wolverhampton Wanderers/ENG)

Defenders: Leon Balogun (FSV Mainz 05/GER), Kingsley Madu (AS Trencin/SLO), Godfrey Oboabona (Caykur Rizespor/TUR), William Troost Ekong (FK Haugesund/NOR), Kenneth Omeruo (Kasimpasa SK/TUR)

Midfielders: Joel Obi (Torino FC/ITA), Izunna Ernest Uzochukwu (FC Amkar Perm/RUS), Obiora Nwankwo (Coimbra FC/POR), Lukman Haruna (Anzhi Machatsjkala/RUS), Rabiu Ibrahim (AS Trencin/SLO)

Forwards: Ahmed Musa (CSKA Moscow/RUS), Emem Eduok (Esperance ST/TUN), Emmanuel Emenike (Al Ain/ UAE), Anthony Ujah (Werder Bremen/GER), Sylvester Igboun (FC UFA/RUS), Moses Simon (KAA Gent/BEL)


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Arinze Ude

Arinze Ude is a PhD Student at the University of the West of England Bristol, UK, where he's exploring on the mechanisms of donor cell leukaemia. He shares his deep thoughts on his blog and the Naked Convos. He is keen to promote personal development of the Nigerian youth via thought-provoking articles.

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