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Oliseh Recalls English Premier League Trio

Super Eagles coach, Sunday Oliseh has recalled English Premier League trio: John Mikel Obi, Victor Moses and Odion Ighalo for the upcoming friendlies against Cameroon and Congo. Chelsea duo, Mikel and Moses, and Watford striker Ighalo missed last month’s CAF Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in Tanzania.

Mikel and Ighalo were dropped from the team whilst Moses, currently on loan to West Ham, missed out due to an injury.

Lazio midfielder, Ogenyi Onazi was also recalled to the squad after serving his one match suspension for the red card he received against Chad back in June.

Nigeria is billed to play two friendlies in Belgium; Congo on October 8 in Antwerp and the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon three days later in Brussels. These will serve as preparations for their upcoming FIFA World Cup first-round qualifier against the winners of the preliminary round between Swaziland and Djibouti on November 9. Nigeria will host the return leg at home eight days later.

Nigeria’s squad

Goalkeepers: Vincent Enyeama (Lille/FRA), Carl Ikeme (Wolverhampton Wanderers/ENG), Ikechukwu Ezenwa (Sunshine Stars), Femi Thomas (Enyimba)

Defenders: Leon Balogun (FSV Mainz 05/GER), Abdullahi Shehu (Uniao da Madeira/POR), Elderson Echiejile (AS Monaco/FRA), Chima Akas (Sharks FC), Godfrey Oboabona (Caykur Rizespor/TUR), William Troost Ekong (FK Haugesund/NOR), Kenneth Omeruo (Kasimpasa SK/TUR), Austin Oboroakpo (Abia Warriors)

Midfielders: Ogenyi Onazi (SS Lazio/ITA), Paul Onobi (Sunshine Stars), Obiora Nwankwo (Coimbra FC/POR), Mikel Obi (Chelsea/ENG), Rabiu Ibrahim (AS Trencin/SLO)

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


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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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