Rohr invites Okoye, Iheanacho, others for Ukraine friendly
Eagles-Ukraine friendly: Two new faces invited, Iheanacho, Ajayi, and Ebuehu recalled
German-born and Fortuna Dusseldorf ii goalkeeper and Scotland-based midfielder Joe Aribo are Gernot Rohr’s new invitees for the Super Eagles friendly against Ukraine next month.
Also, two major absentees from the last African Cup of Nations Kelechi Iheanacho and Semilore Ajayi has been recalled to the team, as Tyrone Ebuehi, who was injured before the AFCON also got a place in the list.
Nigeria on Tuesday, September 10, will lock horns in a friendly game with Ukraine at the Dnipro Arena.
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Meanwhile, Nigeria No. 1 stand-in goalkeeper at the AFCON Daniel Akpeyi was not listed for the friendly, while Leon Balogun, who was highly lampooned during the tournament made the cut.
Goalkeepers: Francis Uzoho (Anorthosis Famagusta, Cyprus); Ikechukwu Ezenwa (Heartland FC); Emil Maduka Okoye (Fortuna Dusseldorf, Germany)
Defenders: Olaoluwa Aina (Torino FC, Italy); Tyronne Ebuehi (FC Benfica, Portugal); Chidozie Awaziem (FC Porto, Portugal); William Ekong (Udinese FC, Italy); Leon Balogun (Brighton & Hove Albion, England); Kenneth Omeruo (CD Leganes, Spain); Jamilu Collins (SC Paderborn 07, Germany); Oluwasemilogo Ajayi (West Bromwich Albion, England)
Midfielders: Alexander Iwobi (Everton FC, England); Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City, England); Oghenekaro Etebo (Stoke City FC, England); Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City, England); Joe Aribo (Glasgow Rangers, Scotland)
Forwards: Ahmed Musa (Al Nassar FC, Saudi Arabia); Victor Osimhen (Lille OSC, France); Moses Simon (Levante FC, Spain); Henry Onyekuru (AS Monaco, France); Samuel Kalu (Girondins Bordeaux, France); Paul Onuachu (FC Midtjyland, Denmark); Samuel Chukwueze (Villarreal FC, Spain)
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