Africa

Iwobi, Ndidi In Nigeria Squad For Ivory Coast, Tunisia Friendlies

Premier League players Alex Iwobi (Everton) and Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester) have been included in Nigeria’s 25-man squad for friendlies next month.

Five other players have been put on standby, according to the list shortlisted by the Nigeria Football Federation.

Nigeria has lined up friendlies next month against the Elephants of Cote d’Ivoire and the Carthage Eagles of Tunisia, scheduled in Austria.

Other top names in Gernot Rohr’s team include Ahmed Musa, Kenneth Omeruo, William Ekong and Kelechi Iheanacho.

The third ranked team in Africa, will face the Elephants on 9th October before Tunisia four days later.

Both games have been arranged by the Nigeria Football Federation to prepare the National team for the next rounds of AFCON Qualifiers where they face Sierra Leone double header in November.

Nigeria Super Eagles Squad;

Goalkeepers: Dele Alampasu (FK Ventspils, Latvia); Matthew Yakubu (SKF Sered, Slovakia); Maduka Okoye (Sparta Rotterdam, The Netherlands)

Defenders: Kenneth Omeruo (CD Leganes, Spain); Leon Balogun (Glasgow Rangers, Scotland); Chidozie Awaziem (FC Boavista, Portugal); William Ekong (Udinese FC, Italy); Olaoluwa Aina (Fulham FC, England); Jamilu Collins (SC Paderborn 07, Germany); Oluwasemilogo Ajayi (West Bromwich Albion, England); Zaidu Sanusi (FC Porto, Portugal)

Midfielders: Mikel Agu (Vitoria Guimaraes, Portugal); Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City, England); Frank Onyeka (FC Midtjylland, Denmark); Oghenekaro Etebo (Galatasary SK, Turkey); Samson Tijani (TSV Hartberg, Austria)

Forwards: Ahmed Musa (Al Nassr, Saudi Arabia); Alex Iwobi (Everton FC, England); Victor Osimhen (SSC Napoli, Italy); Moses Simon (FC Nantes, France); Samuel Chukwueze (Villarreal FC, Spain); Cyriel Dessers (KRC Genk, Belgium); Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City, England); Samuel Kalu (Girondins Bordeaux, France); Chidera Ejuke (CSKA Moscow, Russia)

Standby: Abdullahi Shehu (Bursaspor, Turkey); Ramon Azeez (Granada CF, Spain); Joshua Maja (Girondins Bordeaux, France); Henry Onyekuru (AS Monaco, France); Tyronne Ebuehi (FC Twente, Netherlands)


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