Gernot Rohr names Nigeria's 25-man squad for Tunisia and Côte d'Ivoire
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Gernot Rohr names Nigeria's 25-man squad for Tunisia and Côte d'Ivoire

Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr has included five players on standby among his 25-man list to October's double friendlies.

Nigeria will take on Tunisia and Tunisia & Côte d'Ivoire in Austria to get sharp for the AFCON 2021 as well as 2022 World Cup Qualifiers.

As far as new faces, Rohr has called up Frank Onyeka, Chidera Ejuke, Dele Alampasu, Mikel Agu, Samson Tijani and Zaidu Sanusi.

Full Squad

Goalkeepers:

  • Dele Alampasu (FK Ventspils, Latvia); Matthew Yakubu (SKF Sered, Slovakia); Maduka Okoye (Sparta Rotterdam, The Netherlands).

Defenders:

  • Kenneth Omeruo (CD Leganes, Spain); Leon Balogun (Glasgow Rangers, Scotland); Chidozie Awaziem (FC Boavista, Portugal); William Ekong (Udinese FC, Italy); Olaoluwa Aina (Fulham FC, England); Jamilu Collins (SC Padeborn 07, Germany); Oluwasemilogo Ajayi (West Bromwich Albion, England); Zaidu Sanusi (FC Porto, Portugal).

Midfielders:

  • Mikel Agu (Vitoria Guimaraes, Portugal); Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City, England); Frank Onyeka (FC Midtjylland, Denmark); Oghenekaro Etebo (Galatasary SK, Turkey); Samson Tijani (TSV Hartberg, Austria).

Forwards:

  • Ahmed Musa (Al Nassr, Saudi Arabia); Alex Iwobi (Everton FC, England); Victor Osimhen (SSC Napoli, Italy); Moses Simon (FC Nantes, France); Samuel Chukwueze (Villarreal FC, Spain); Cyril Dessers (KRC Genk, Belgium); Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City, England); Samuel Kalu (Girondins Bordeaux, France); Chidera Ejuke (CSKA Moscow, Russia).

Standby:

  • Abdullahi Shehu (Bursaspor, Turkey); Ramon Azeez (Granada CF, Spain); Joshua Maja (Girondins Bordeaux, France); Henry Onyekuru (AS Monaco, France); Tyronne Ebuehi (FC Twente, Netherlands).

Nigeria will face Ivory Coast on 9 October and before Tunisia on 13 October.

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