Super Eagles Invited For Friendlies Against Poland And Serbia

Super Eagles Technical Adviser Gernot Rohr has invited 28 players for the upcoming friendly games against Serbia and Poland

The German tactician has invited players with experience and a mixture of youth, as there are some newcomers in the list.

Moses Simon who was injured while playing for his clubside and Ogenyi Onazi who just recovered have earned call ups to the Super Eagles team, also on the list is NFF Award winner Victor Moses.

The trio are invited after they missed the last qualifier against Algeria and international friendly against Argentina.

Three members of the Home-based Super Eagles team that lost 4 – 0 in the final of the African Nations Championship (CHAN) have been included by Gernot Rohr.

Captain at the tournament Ikechukwu Ezenwa has recovered, while Gabriel Okechukwu of Akwa United, and Lokomotiv Plovdiv‘s Stephen Eze are also invited.

19-year-old Francis Uzoho joins Ezenwa and Daniel Akpeyi in the goalkeeping section.

The list sees a return for defender Kenneth Omeruo, while as earlier reported Joel Obi is handed a recall to the Super Eagles since 2015.

Las Palmas midfielder Oghenekaro Etebo as well as Al Ahly of Egypt’s Junior Ajayi who represented Nigeria at the 2016 Olympic Games

The Super Eagles full list for the Poland, Serbia friendlies:

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

Defenders: Abdullahi Shehu (Bursaspor FC, Turkey); Tyronne Ebuehi (Ado Den Haag, The Netherlands); Olaoluwa Aina (Hull City, England); Elderson Echiejile (Cercle Brugge KSV, Belgium); Brian Idowu (Amkar Perm, Russia); Chidozie Awaziem (Nantes FC, France); William Ekong (Bursaspor FC, Turkey); Leon Balogun (FSV Mainz 05, Germany); Kenneth Omeruo (Kasimpasa FC, Turkey); Stephen Eze (Lokomotiv Plovdiv, Bulgaria)

Midfielders: Mikel John Obi (Tianjin Teda, China); Ogenyi Onazi (Trabzonspor FC, Turkey); Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City, England); Oghenekaro Etebo (Las Palmas, Spain); John Ogu (Hapoel Be’er Sheva, Israel); Uche Agbo (Standard Liege, Belgium); Joel Obi (Torino FC, Italy)

Forwards: Ahmed Musa (CSKA Moscow, Russia); Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City, England); Moses Simon (KAA Gent, Belgium); Victor Moses (Chelsea FC, England); Odion Ighalo (Changchun Yatai, China); Alex Iwobi (Arsenal FC, England); Junior Ajayi (Al Ahly, Egypt); Gabriel Okechukwu (Akwa United)

Venue for the Super Eagles friendlies

The invited players are expected to arrive camp for the friendlies on Monday, March 19.

The Super Eagles will take on Poland on Friday, March 23 at the Wroclaw stadium, which has a capacity of 43,000.

Gernot Rohr’s men will then take on their Serbian counterparts on Tuesday, March 27 at the The Hive stadium in London.


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