Nigeria reconsider Musa Mohammed for Algeria clash

Nigeria reconsider Musa Mohammed for Algeria clash
Musa Mohammed (right) with Alex Iwobi already in Eagles camp vs Algeria

by BackPageTXT

Saturday Oct 29, 2016. 23:50

Turkey-based defender Musa Mohammed has been included on Nigeria squad for next month’s World Cup qualifier against Algeria.

Earlier reports had suggested he has been dropped due to lack of playing time at Turkish club Istanbul Baseksehir.

But as widely reported, there are recalls for John Ogu, Dele Alampasu, Leon Balogun, Victor Moses and Odion Ighalo, who was excused from the Zambia game to bury his father.

Also, FC IfeanyiUbah goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa was the only player from the Nigeria premier league picked as the competition is on break.

The only fresh call-up is little known right back Tyronne Ebuehi from Dutch club ADO Den Haag.

The full squad:

Goalkeepers: Carl Ikeme (Wolverhampton Wanderers, England); Ikechukwu Ezenwa (FC IfeanyiUbah); Dele Alampasu (FC Cesarense, Portugal)

Defenders: Leon Balogun (FSV Mainz 05, Germany); William Paul Ekong (Haugesund FC, Norway); Kenneth Omeruo (Alanyaspor FC, Turkey); Uche Henry Agbo (Granada FC, Spain); Tyronne Ebuehi (ADO Den Haag, The Netherlands); Abdullahi Shehu (Anorthosis Famagusta, Cyprus); Musa Muhammed (Istanbul Basaksehir, Turkey); Elderson Echiejile (Standard Liege, Belgium), Kingsley Madu (SV Zulte Waregem, Belgium)

Midfielders: Mikel John Obi (Chelsea FC, England); Ogenyi Onazi (Trabzonspor FC, Turkey); Wilfred Ndidi (KRC Genk, Belgium); Oghenekaro Etebo (CD Feirense, Portugal); John Ogu (Hapoel Be’er Sheva, Israel)

Forwards: Ahmed Musa (Leicester City, England); Kelechi Iheanacho (Manchester City, England); Moses Simon (KAA Gent, Belgium); Victor Moses (Chelsea FC, England); Odion Ighalo (Watford FC, England); Brown Ideye (Olympiacos FC, Greece); Alex Iwobi (Arsenal FC, England)


Mikel Obi should never have been invited for the simple reason that he has not yet featured for a single match for his europe base club. There can be no justification for that.

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