Rohr calls up 23 Super Eagles for Ukraine friendly
Rohr calls up 23 Super Eagles for Ukraine friendly
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Rohr calls up 23 Super Eagles for Ukraine friendly

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has called up 23 players for the international friendly against Ukraine scheduled for Dnipro Arena on Tuesday, 10th September.

Top on the list is Saudi Arabia-based Ahmed Musa, who will captain the Super Eagles team against their European counterpart.

Tyronne Ebuehi, who missed the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations finals where Nigeria won bronze due to injury, was recalled following his recovery, and Oluwasemilogo Ajayi, Kelechi Iheanacho, cut from the roster just before the AFCON, have been told to fly to Ukraine.

England–based duo of Alex Iwobi and Iheanacho have been listed in midfield roles. Germany –based goalkeeper Emil Maduka Okoye has been invited for the first time, as Scotland –based midfielder Joe Aribo, but there is no place for South Africa –based goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi.

Goalkeepers Francis Uzoho and Ikechukwu Ezenwa, defenders William Ekong, Kenneth Omeruo, Leon Balogun and Jamilu Collins, midfielders Wilfred Ndidi and Oghenekaro Etebo and forwards Victor Osimhen, Moses Simon, Henry Onyekuru and Samuel Chukwueze have also been called.

Ukraine is rated number 25 on the FIFA ranking while Nigeria is 33rd.

 

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