Gernot Rohr names 25 for Nigeria’s March friendlies

Gernot Rohr names 25 for Nigeria’s March friendlies
Nigeria match winners in Zambia - Kelechi Iheanacho (left) and Alex Iwobi

by Staff Reporter

Thursday Mar 02, 2017. 10:03

Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr has unveiled a 25-man squad which will do duty for the Super Eagles in their friendly matches later this month.

Nigeria will take on Senegal on March 23 before facing Burkina Faso four days later. Both matches will be played at the Hive Stadium in London.

Coach Gernot Rohr has named major Premier League players such as Victor Moses, Kelechi Iheanacho, Ahmed Musa, Alex Iwobi and Isaac Success in the squad.

Uche Agbo, Tyronne Ebuehi, Isaace Success, Chidozie Awaziem and German-based pair Noah Joel Bazee and Victor Osimhen are the uncapped players given a chance to shine for the Super Eagles.

Nigeria squad for March friendlies:

Goalkeepers: Carl Ikeme (Wolverhampton Wanderers, England); Daniel Akpeyi (Chippa United, South Africa); Ikechukwu Ezenwa (FC IfeanyiUbah)

Defenders: Leon Balogun (FSV Mainz 05, Germany); William Paul Ekong (KAA Gent, Belgium); Kenneth Omeruo (Alanyaspor FC, Turkey); Uche Henry Agbo (Granada FC, Spain); Abdullahi Shehu (Anorthosis Famagusta, Cyprus); Musa Muhammed (FC Zeljeznicar, Bosnia Herzegovina); Tyronne Ebuehi (ADO Den Haag, The Netherlands); Elderson Echiejile (Sporting Gijon, Spain); Kingsley Madu (Zulte Waregem, Belgium); Chidozie Awaziem (FC Porto, Portugal)

Midfielders: Ogenyi Onazi (Trabzonspor FC, Turkey); Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City, England); 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); Alex Iwobi (Arsenal FC, England); Isaac Success (Watford FC, England); Noah Joel Bazee (Hannover 96, Germany); Victor Osimhen (Wolfsburg FC, Germany)

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