Four uncapped players invited for AFCON qualifiers

Gernot Rohr, Super Eagles coach, has released a 24-man list for the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Seychelles.

Four uncapped players — Semi Ajayi, Jamilu Collins, Kelechi Nwakali and Samuel Kalu — were included in the list.

The list, released on Friday, also includes 18 of the 23-man squad which represented Nigeria at the Russia 2018 World Cup.

As earlier reported, John Obi Mikel will not be available for the qualifiers, while the duo of defenders Tyronne Ebuehi and Abdullahi Shehu also miss out due to injury.

Ola Aina, who was a standby player for the World Cup, and Galatasaray striker, Henry Onyekuru, made the cut for Rohr’s first post-World Cup camp.

Going into matchday 2 of the AFCON qualifiers, the Super Eagles are third in Group E behind both South Africa and Libya.

Super Eagles vs Seychelles full list

Goalkeepers: Francis Uzoho (Elche, Spain), Ikechukwu Ezenwa (Enyimba, Nigeria), Daniel Akpeyi (Chippa United, South Africa)

Defenders: Leon Balogun (Brighton & Hove Albion, England), William Troost-Ekong (Udinese, Italy), Kenneth Omeruo (Leganes, Spain), Chidozie Awaziem (FC Porto, Portugal), Semi Ajayi (Rotherham, England), Ola Aina (Torino, Italy), Brian Idowu (Lokomotiv Moscow, Russia), Jamilu Collins (SC Paderborn 07, Germany)

Midfielders: Ogenyi Onazi (Trabzonspor, Turkey), Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City, England), Joel Obi (Chievo Verona, Italy), John Ogu (Hapoel Beer Sheva, Italy), Oghenekaro Etebo (Stoke City, England), Kelechi Nwakali (FC Porto B, Portugal)

Forwards: Ahmed Musa (Al-Nassr, Saudi Arabia), Odion Ighalo (Changchun Yatai, China), Simeon Nwankwo (Crotone, Italy), Alex Iwobi (Arsenal, England), Henry Onyekuru (Galatasaray, Turkey), Samuel Kalu (Bordeaux, France), Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City, England)

Standby list: Uche Abo (Standard Liege, Belgium), Stephen Eze (Lokomotiv Plovdiv, Bulgaria), Musa Muhammed (HNK Gorica, Croatia), Blessing Eleke (FC Luzern, Switzerland)