Super Eagles technical adviser, Gernot Rohr, dropped Leicester city forward, Kelechi Iheanacho, from twenty-three man list for this month’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against the Pirates of Seychelles and the friendly against Egypt’s Pharaohs.
On the list is stand-in Ahmed Musa, in-form CD Leganes of Spain defender Kenneth Omeruo alongside usual suspects Leon Balogun, Abdullahi Shehu and William Ekong, as well as midfielders Oghenekaro Etebo and Wilfred Ndidi and forwards Odion Ighalo, Alex Iwobi and Moses Simon.
Rohr has also named Flying Eagles’ defender Valentine Ozornwafor, as well as former U17 World Cup winner, Victor Osimhen and Denmark –based Paul Onuachu.
The three –time African champions confront Seychelles in a largely –ceremonial session at the Stephen Keshi Stadium on Friday, March 23starting from 4pm.
The Super Eagles will also tackle the Pharaohs of Egypt at the same venue in a prestige international friendly four days later.
All invited players, alongside technical and backroom crew, are to report in the Delta State capital on Monday, March 18, 2019.
Full list of invited Eagles
Goalkeepers: Francis Uzoho (Anorthosis Famagusta, Cyprus); Ikechukwu Ezenwa (Katsina United); Daniel Akpeyi (Kaizer Chiefs, South Africa)
Defenders: Olaoluwa Aina (Torino FC, Italy); Abdullahi Shehu (Bursaspor FC, Turkey); Valentine Ozornwafor (Enyimba FC, U20 defender & Home-based); Chidozie Awaziem (Caykur Rizespor, Turkey); William Ekong (Udinese FC, Italy); Leon Balogun (Brighton & Hove Albion, England); Kenneth Omeruo (CD Leganes, Spain); Jamilu Collins (SC Padeborn 07, Germany)
Midfielders: Semi Ajayi (Rotherham United, England); Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City, England); Oghenekaro Etebo (Stoke City FC, England); John Ogu (Hapoel Be’er Sheva, Israel)
Forwards: Ahmed Musa (Al Nassar FC, Saudi Arabia); Victor Osimhen (Charleroi SC, Belgium); Moses Simon (Levante FC, Spain); Henry Onyekuru (Galatasaray SK, Turkey); Odion Ighalo (Shanghai Shenhua, China); Alex Iwobi (Arsenal FC, England); Samuel Kalu (Girondins Bordeaux, France); Paul Onuachu (FC Midtjyland, Denmark)