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Iheanacho Back As Rohr Invites 24 Players For AFCON Qualifiers

A file picture of Tremendous Eagles. AFP picture


Nigerian worldwide, Kelechi Iheanacho has returned to the nationwide soccer workforce after he was axed from the Tremendous Eagles squad for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.

Iheanacho made the 24-man record launched by the Tremendous Eagles Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr, on Wednesday, forward of the quick-double 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying fixture in opposition to the Leone Stars of Sierra Leone this month.

Rohr additionally known as up for the primary time, Germany–primarily based defender, Kingsley Ehizibue, who performs for FC Koln, and Holland-based ahead Cyril Dessers.

Crew captain Ahmed Musa, Vice-captain William Ekong and defender Kenneth Omeruo made the record.

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There are additionally goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi, defenders Leon Balogun and Olaoluwa Aina, midfielder Wilfred Ndidi and forwards Alex Iwobi and Victor Osimhen within the record of three goalkeepers, eight defenders, 5 midfielders and eight forwards.

Nigeria presently sit prime of Group L on six factors, having received their first two matches.

The Tremendous Eagles will play the first-leg sport on the Stephen Keshi Stadium in Asaba on Friday, 27th March, earlier than flying to Freetown to confront the Stars on the Siaka Stevens Stadium within the return 4 days later.

The Tremendous Eagles may even play Benin Republic in Porto Novo in June and a house tie in opposition to Lesotho in early September.

All invited gamers, in addition to technical and administrative officers, are to report back to camp on Monday, March 23, 2020.

See Fill Squad Listing Beneath:

Goalkeepers: Daniel Akpeyi (Kaizer Chiefs, South Africa); Ikechukwu Ezenwa (Heartland FC); Maduka Okoye (Fortuna Dusseldorf, Germany).

Defenders: Kenneth Omeruo (CD Leganes, Spain); Leon Balogun (Wigan Athletic, England); Chidozie Awaziem (CD Leganes, Spain); William Ekong (Udinese FC, Italy); Olaoluwa Aina (Torino FC, Italy); Jamilu Collins (SC Padeborn 07, Germany); Oluwasemilogo Ajayi (West Bromwich Albion, England); Kingsley Ehizibue (FC Koln, Germany).

Midfielders: Abdullahi Shehu (Bursaspor FC, Turkey); Etebo Oghenekaro (Getafe FC, Spain); Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester Metropolis, England); Joseph Ayodele-Aribo (Glasgow Rangers, Scotland); Ramon Azeez (Granada FC, Spain).

Forwards: Ahmed Musa (Al Nassr, Saudi Arabia); Alexander Iwobi (Everton FC, England); Victor Osimhen (Lille OSC, France); Moses Simon (FC Nantes, France); Samuel Chukwueze (Villarreal FC, Spain); Cyril Dessers (Heracles Almelo, The Netherlands); Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester Metropolis, England); Samuel Kalu (Girondins Bordeaux, France).

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