Rohr recalls Iheanacho, invites 23 others for Sierra Leone
- 2021 AFCON qualifiers: Rohr recalls Iheanacho for the clash against Sierra Leone
- As the Franco-German hands, the duo of Kingsley Ehizibue, who plies his trade as a defender with FC Koln and Holland-based forward Cyril Dessers their first call up.
Rohr recalls Iheanacho: The Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has recalled the Leicester City forward for the Super Eagles AFCON qualifiers double header clash against Sierra Leone.
Kelechi Iheanacho was omitted from Nigeria’s 2019 AFCON squad, but a good turn of fortunes in front of goal in the last couple of months for his club side has earned the 2013 FIFA U-17 World Cup Golden Ball winner a recall to the national team.
Meanwhile, FC Koln of Germany defender Kingsley Ehizibue and Holland-based forward Cyril Dessers have been given their debut call up, while Leon Balogun, on loan at Wigan from Brighton also got a recall.
There was also a place for Wilfred Ndidi, who has been out of football for over a month, while the likes of Ahmed Musa and Kenneth Omeruo also got a call-up.
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Talk of a quota system that would give room for the inclusion of a number of local league players for every Super Eagles’ squad has been the hottest debate in the Nigerian media space over the course of the week.
However, Heartland Shot stopper Ikechukuwu Ezenwa would be the only local player for the Super Eagles vs Sierra Leone doubleheader, which comes up 27th and 31st of this month.
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Goalkeepers: Daniel Akpeyi (Kaizer Chiefs, South Africa); Ikechukwu Ezenwa (Heartland FC); Maduka Okoye (Fortuna Dusseldorf, Germany)
Defenders: Kenneth Omeruo, Leon Balogun, Chidozie Awaziem, William Ekong, Olaoluwa Aina, Jamilu Collins, Oluwasemilogo Ajayi, Kingsley Ehizibue.
Midfielders: Abdullahi Shehu, Etebo Oghenekaro, Wilfred Ndidi, Joseph Ayodele-Aribo, Ramon Azeez.
Forwards: Ahmed Musa, Alexander Iwobi, Victor Osimhen, Moses Simon, Samuel Chukwueze, Cyril Dessers, Kelechi Iheanacho, Samuel Kalu
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