The coach of the Super Eagles, Gernot Rohr, has named 23-man team that will battles the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon in the two legged World Cup qualifiers.
Captain Mikel Obi is back to the team after recovering from the injury that kept him away and he's now fully fit. He will lead 22 others for the battles. Forward Odion Ighalo is also back in the team. Also, Israel-based striker Anthony Nwakaeme gets his first call to the Super Eagles.
German Bundesliga defender Leon Balogun also make a return after missing the AFCON qualifier against South Africa due to injury, while Chelsea wing-back Victor Moses is also back after also missing the last Super Eagles game due to injury.
Rohr mainly sticks with majority of his regular army.
The Full List
* Daniel Akpeyi (Chippa United, South Africa)
* Ikechukwu Ezenwa (FC IfeanyiUbah)
* Dele Alampasu (Cesarense FC, Portugal)
* William Troost-Ekong (Bursaspor FC, Turkey)
* Abdullahi Shehu (Anorthosis Famagusta, Cyprus)
* Leon Balogun (FSV Mainz 05, Germany)
* Tyronne Ebuehi (ADO Den Haag, The Netherlands)
* Elderson Echiejile (Sivasspor FC, Turkey)
* Chidozie Awaziem (Nantes FC, France)
* Ola Aina (Hull City, England)
* 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)
* 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)
* Victor Moses (Chelsea FC, England)
* Anthony Nwakaeme (Hapoel Be’er Sheva, Israel)
The following players are placed on standby and would be called to the team if only any of the invited players get injured.
Uche Agbo (Standard Liege, Belgium); Henry Onyekuru (Anderlecht FC, Belgium); Kenneth Omeruo (Chelsea FC, England); Aaron Samuel (CSKA Moscow, Russia); Alhassan Ibrahim (Akwa United); Stephen Eze (FC IfeanyiUbah); Ifeanyi Ifeanyi (Akwa United)
Nigeria will play Cameroon at the Nest of Champions Stadium, Uyo on Friday September 1st and then fly to Yaounde in Cameroon for the second leg 4 days later which is on Monday September 4th.
Nigeria is leading the Group B of qualifiers with 6 points from 2 games, while Cameroon has 2 points, Algeria 1 point and Zambia 1 point from the same number of games.
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Courtesy Ayoola Tope