AFCON QUALIFIER: Rohr invites Zamalek’s Maarouf Yussuf

AFCON QUALIFIER: Rohr invites Zamalek's Maarouf Yussuf

In a fresh list of invited players for the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against South Africa, Super Eagles Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr, included Maarouf Yussuf who plays for Egyptian side, Zamalek.

The 24-year-old, who is predominantly a defensive midfielder but have played as a left full back for over a season, was called up by Rohr to help ease the left full back challenge that the team currently face.

Monaco’s Elderson Echiejile, who has been first choice left back, will now be joined by the left-footed player who made 27 appearances and scored three goals for Zamalek this season.

However, on the list which was announced on Wednesday by the Nigeria Football Federation, Chelsea’s Victor Moses and China-based Odion Ighalo and Brown Ideye, as well as MFM FC duo Stephen Odey and Sikiru Olatunbosun were dropped.

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Below is the full list of invited players for the AFCON qualifiers on June 10 in Uyo:


Daniel Akpeyi (Chippa United)
Ikechukwu Ezenwa (IfeanyiUbah)
Dele Alampasu (Cesarense)


Elderson Echiejile (AS Monaco)
William Troost-Ekong (Gent)
Chidozie Awaziem (FC Porto)
Tyronne Ebuehi (ADO Den Haag)
Kenneth Omeruo (Chelsea)
Maroof Youssef (Zamalek)
Abdullahi Shehu (Anorthosis Famagusto)


Ogenyi Onazi (Trabzonspor)
Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City)
Mikel Agu (Vitoria Setubal)
John Ogu (Hapoel Beer Sheva)
Oghenekaro Etebo (Feirense)
Alhassan Ibrahim (Akwa United)


Ahmed Musa (Leicester City)
Kelechi Iheanacho (Man City)
Olanrewaju Kayode (Austria Wien)
Henry Onyekuru (Eupen)
Alex Iwobi (Arsenal)
Victor Osimhen (Wolfsburg)
Moses Simon (Gent)


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