Gernot Rohr names Daniel Akpeyi in Nigeria squad

Gernot Rohr names Daniel Akpeyi in Nigeria squad
Goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi

by Austin Ditlhobolo

Thursday Aug 24, 2017. 14:00

Nigerian internationals John Obi Mikel and Odion Ighalo have both been named in the Super Eagles squad.

The Super Eagles will face Cameroon, who are the reigning Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) champions, in back to back 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.

Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr has also named goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi, who was criticised after Nigeria's 2-0 defeat to South Africa in the 2019 AFCON qualifier in Uyo last June.

Uche Agbo, Henry Onyekuru, Kenneth Omeruo, Aaron Samuel, Alhassan Ibrahim, Stephen Eze and Ifeanyi Ifeanyi are placed on standby.

Nigeria will host the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon in Uyo on 1 September 2017. The return leg match will be played in Yaounde on 4 September 2017.


Goalkeepers: Daniel Akpeyi (Chippa United, South Africa); Ikechukwu Ezenwa (FC IfeanyiUbah); Dele Alampasu (Cesarense FC, Portugal)

Defenders: William 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)

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)

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); Victor Moses (Chelsea FC, England); Anthony Nwakaeme (Hapoel Be’er Sheva, Israel)

STANDBY: 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)

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