Head Coach of Nigeria’s Super Eagles, Stephen Keshi, has called up 25 players ahead of the final lap of the 2014 World Cup qualifying match against Ethiopia and the international friendly against Italy in November.
The Nigerian National Team will take on the Walya Antelopes of Ethiopia, at the U. J. Esuene stadium, Calabar, Cross-River State in Nigeria on November 16 with a 2-1 advantage having won the first leg in Addis-Ababa courtesy of a brace from in-form striker, Emmanuel Emenike.
Two days later, the African Champions will take on 4-time world champions, Italy at the Craven Cottage ground of English Premiership club, Fulham FC in a high-profile friendly in London.
Coach Keshi has recalled brilliant young defender Kenneth Omeruo, a key component of his 2013 Africa Cup Of Nations winning squad and the rugged and attack-minded midfielder Reuben Gabriel as both men have been out of the squad for months owing to injuries.
Goalkeepers: Vincent Enyeama (Lille FC, France); Austin Ejide (Hapoel Be’er Sheva, Israel); Chigozie Agbim (Enugu Rangers)
Defenders: Elderson Echiejile (Sporting Braga, Portugal); Francis Benjamin (Heartland); Efe Ambrose (Celtic, Scotland); Solomon Kwambe (Sunshine Stars); Godfrey Oboabona (Rizespor, Turkey); Azubuike Egwuekwe (Warri Wolves); James Okwuosa (Chippa United, South Africa), Kenneth Omeruo (Chelsea, England)
Midfielders: John Mikel Obi (Chelsea, England); John Ogu (Academica de Coimbra, Portugal); Ogenyi Onazi (SS Lazio, Italy); Nosa Igiebor (Real Betis, Spain); Victor Moses (Liverpool, England); Sunday Mba (Enugu Rangers); Nnamdi Oduamadi (Brescia, Italy), Reuben Gabriel (Kilmarnock, Scotland)
Forwards: Ahmed Musa (CSKA Moscow, Russia); Brown Ideye (Dynamo Kyiv, Ukraine); Shola Ameobi (Newcastle United, England); Emmanuel Emenike (Fenerbahce, Turkey); Obinna Nsofor (Lokomotiv Moscow, Russia); Uche Nwofor (SC Heerenveen, Netherlands).