Mikel, Musa, Ighalo… Rohr’s 24-man Squad for Algeria, Argentina Matches

Mikel Obi, Ahmed Musa, and Odion Ighalo are among the 24 players invited by Gernot Rohr for the Super Eagles’ matches against Algeria and Argentina.

Nigeria will play Algeria in the last 2018 World Cup qualifying match and will take on Argentina four days later in a friendly match to be held in Russia.

Goalkeepers Ikechukwu Ezenwa and Daniel Akpeyi were included in the list alongside defenders Abdullahi Shehu, Leon Balogun and William Ekong.

English Premier League trio Wilfred Ndidi, Kelechi Iheanacho, and Alex Iwobi also made the cut.

Francis Uzoho, Deportivo La Coruna goalkeeper, earned his first call-up, as well as former U17 World Cup winner Chidiebere Nwakali.

All invited players are expected to arrive in camp in Morocco on Monday, November 6, before flying out to Constantine on Thursday.

The Super Eagles will on Saturday fly from Constantine to Krasnodar for the match against Argentina.


Goalkeepers: Daniel Akpeyi (Chippa United, South Africa); Ikechukwu Ezenwa (FC IfeanyiUbah); Francis Uzoho (Deportivo La Coruna, Spain)

Defenders: William Ekong (Bursaspor FC, Turkey); Abdullahi Shehu (Anorthosis Famagusta, Cyprus); Tyronne Ebuehi (ADO Den Haag, The Netherlands); Leon Balogun (FSV Mainz 05, Germany); Uche Agbo (Standard Liege, Belgium); Chidozie Awaziem (Nantes FC, France); Olaoluwa Aina (Hull City, England)

Midfielders: Mikel John Obi (Tianjin Teda, China); Ogenyi Onazi (Trabzonspor FC, Turkey); Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City, England); Oghenekaro Etebo (CD Feirense, Portugal); John Ogu (Hapoel Be’er Sheva, Israel); Mikel Agu (Bursaspor FC, Turkey); Chidiebere Nwakali (Sogndal FC, Norway)

Forwards: Ahmed Musa (Leicester City, England); Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City, England); Moses Simon (KAA Gent, Belgium); Alex Iwobi (Arsenal FC, England); Odion Ighalo (Chang Chun-Yatai, China); Henry Onyekuru (RSC Anderlecht, Belgium); Anthony Nwakaeme (Hapoel Be’er Sheva, Israel)

Standby: Kenneth Omeruo (Kasimpasa FC, Turkey); Alhassan Ibrahim (FK Austria Wien, Austria); Brian Idowu (FC Amkar Perm, Russia)

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