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Mikel, Iwobi, Ighalo, 20 others called up for Zambia clash



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Super Eagles Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr has invited Mikel Obi, Alex Iwobi, Victor Moses and 20 others for the FIFA 2018 World Cup qualifier against Zambia in Uyo on October 7.

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) announced the 23-man squad on its official website on Tuesday.

Arsenal’s Iwobi, who was ruled out of the matches against Cameroon earlier this month due to injury, will make a retun alongside goalkeeper, Daniel Akpeyi.

Nigeria are at the top of the qualifying Group A on 10 points, having won three matches and picking up one draw; while Zambia are second on seven points.

The game is to hold the 7th of next month at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, and all invited players are expected to report in Uyo on Monday, 2nd October 2017.

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Goalkeepers: Daniel Akpeyi (Chippa United, South Africa); Ikechukwu Ezenwa (FC IfeanyiUbah); Ayodele Ajiboye (Plateau United FC)

Defenders: William Ekong (Bursaspor FC, Turkey); Abdullahi Shehu (Anorthosis Famagusta, Cyprus); Leon Balogun (FSV Mainz 05, Germany); Elderson Echiejile (Sivasspor FC, Turkey); Uche Agbo (Standard Liege, Belgium); Chidozie Awaziem (Nantes FC, France); Olaoluwa 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: Dele Alampasu (Cesarense FC, Portugal); Tyronne Ebuehi (ADO Den Haag, The Netherlands); Aaron Samuel (CSKA Moscow, Russia); Afeez Aremu (Akwa United); Ifeanyi Ifeanyi (Akwa United).


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