Reporter : NTIENYONG UDOH
Nigeria Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rhor, has named Enyimba FC goal keeper, John Noble, Ahmed Musa, William Ekong Wilfred Ndidi and Victor Idongesit in a 24 man list for this month’s (March, 2021) Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers with Benin Republic and Lesotho.
Also called up are Leon Balogun, Kenneth Omeruo, Joseph Aribo, Alex Iwobi, Moses Simon and Samuel Chukwueze
The list is made up of 3 goal keepers, 8 defenders, 5 midfielders and 8 forwards while 7 players are on standby.
Nigeria, who top Group E with 8 points, will tackle the Squirrels of Benin Republic in 27 March at Stade Charles de Gualle in Porto Novo before locking horns with Crocodiles of Lesotho at Teslim Balogun stadium Lagos on 30 March
Goalkeepers: Francis Uzoho (APOEL Nicosia, Cyprus); John Noble (Enyimba FC); Maduka Okoye (Sparta Rotterdam, The Netherlands)
Defenders: Kenneth Omeruo (CD Leganes, Spain); Leon Balogun (Glasgow Rangers, Scotland); Chidozie Awaziem (FC Boavista, Portugal); William Ekong (Watford FC, England); Olaoluwa Aina (Fulham FC, England); Jamilu Collins (SC Padeborn 07, Germany); Zaidu Sanusi (FC Porto, Portugal); Tyronne Ebuehi (FC Twente, The Netherlands)
Midfielders: Oghenekaro Etebo (Galatasaray FC, Turkey); Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City, England); Abdullahi Shehu (Omonia Nicosa, Cyprus); Joseph Ayodele-Aribo (Glasgow Rangers, Scotland); Oluwasemilogo Ajayi (West Bromwich Albion, England)
Forwards: Ahmed Musa (Unattached); Alex Iwobi (Everton FC, England); Sadiq Umar (Almeria FC, Spain); Samuel Chukwueze (Villarreal FC, Spain); Victor Osimhen (Napoli FC, Italy); Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City, England); Samuel Kalu (FC Girondins Bordeaux, France); Moses Simon (FC Nantes, France)
Standby: Daniel Akpeyi (Kaizer Chiefs, South Africa); Henry Onyekuru (Galatasaray FC, Turkey); Peter Olayinka (Slavia Praha, Czech Republic); Terem Moffi (FC Lorient, France); Paul Onuachu (KRC Genk, Belgium); Michael Olise (Reading FC, England); Adekunle Adeleke (Abia Warriors)