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Joel Obi, Kenneth Omeruo make Eagles’ squad for Poland, Serbia friendlies

Joel Obi, Kenneth Omeruo make Eagles’ squad for Poland, Serbia friendlies
March 07
12:42 2018
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Gernot Rohr, technical adviser of Super Eagles, has released the 28-man squad to battle Poland and Serbia ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

John Mikel Obi, Victor Moses, Alex Iwobi and Ahmed Musa lead the list of the usual suspects invited by the Eagles’ gaffer.

Former junior international Kenneth Omeruo makes a return to the squad, same as Joel Obi, who has been overlooked in recent years.

Brian Idowu, who scored against Argentina on his debut for the Eagles, was also invited.

Nigeria will face Poland on Friday, March 23, and will, four days later, take on Serbia at The Hive, London.

The full list of the 28 invited players:

Goalkeepers: Francis Uzoho (Deportivo La Coruna, Spain); Ikechukwu Ezenwa (Enyimba FC); Daniel Akpeyi (Chippa United, South Africa)

Defenders: Abdullahi Shehu (Bursaspor FC, Turkey); Tyronne Ebuehi (Ado Den Haag, The Netherlands); Olaoluwa Aina (Hull City, England); Elderson Echiejile (Cercle Brugge KSV, Belgium); Brian Idowu (Amkar Perm, Russia); Chidozie Awaziem (Nantes FC, France); William Ekong (Bursaspor FC, Turkey); Leon Balogun (FSV Mainz 05, Germany); Kenneth Omeruo (Kasimpasa FC, Turkey); Stephen Eze (Lokomotiv Plovdiv, Bulgaria)

Midfielders: Mikel John Obi (Tianjin Teda, China); Ogenyi Onazi (Trabzonspor FC, Turkey); Wilfred Ndidi(Leicester City, England); Oghenekaro Etebo (Las Palmas, Spain); John Ogu (Hapoel Be’er Sheva, Israel); Uche Agbo (Standard Liege, Belgium); Joel Obi (Torino FC, Italy)

Forwards: Ahmed Musa (CSKA Moscow, Russia); Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City, England); Moses Simon (KAA Gent, Belgium); Victor Moses (Chelsea FC, England); Odion Ighalo (Changchun Yatai, China); Alex Iwobi (Arsenal FC, England); Junior Ajayi (Al Ahly, Egypt); Gabriel Okechukwu (Akwa United)

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