—Drops Mikel, Emenike, Echiejile
Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi has excluded Mikel Obi, Emmanuel Emenike and Elderson Echiejile from his 15-man overseas-based players squad for next month’s 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Chad in Kaduna.
Keshi however recalled Vincent Enyeama, who missed the international friendly against South Africa, and Rabiu Ibrahim, who has been out of reckoning for a long time.
There were also places for in-form Michael Babatunde and Leon Balogun, who helped Darmstadt gain promotion to the Bundesliga.
Completesportsnigeria.com reports that Keshi also called up Groningen defender William Troost-Ekong, Kingsley Madu of AS Trencin in Slovakia and Portugal-based Anderson Esiti.
THE FULL LIST
Goalkeeper: Vincent Enyeama (Lille OSC, France)
Godfrey Oboabona (Rizespor FC, Turkey); Kenneth Omeruo (Middlesbrough FC, England); Leon Balogun (Darmstadt 98, Germany); William Troost-Ekong (FC Dordrecht, The Netherlands); Kingsley Madu (AS Trencin, Slovakia)
Ogenyi Onazi (SS Lazio, Italy); John Ogu (Hapoel Be’er Sheva); Babatunde Michael (Volyn Lutsk, Ukraine); Rabiu Ibrahim (AS Trencin, Slovakia); Anderson Esiti (Estoril FC, Portugal); Steven Ukoh (Biel-Bienne FC, Switzerland)
Ahmed Musa (CSKA Moscow, Russia); Aaron Samuel (Guangzhou R & F, China); Odion Ighalo (Watford FC, England)