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Oliseh Recalls Emenike, Haruna; Ignores Iheanacho, Mikel, Moses

—Super Eagles coach Invites 18 For Tanzania Clash

 Super Eagles coach Sunday Oliseh has invited 18 overseas-based players for next month’s 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Tanzania in Dar es Salaam, the Nigeria Football Federation website has announced.

Emmanuel Emenike, Haruna Lukman and Joel Obi, previously ignored by Oliseh’s predecessor Stephen Keshi, were recalled by the new Nigeria head coach.

However, there is no room for Manchester City teenager Kelechi Iheanacho and the Chelsea pair, Mikel Obi and Victor Moses.

Odion Ighalo, who came off the bench to score against Chad in the Super Eagles’ last match and has already scored in the two-week old English Premier League season, was also not considered.

 Captain Vincent Enyeama heads the list that also has defenders Godfrey Oboabona, Leon Balogun and Kenneth Omeruo, midfielder Rabiu Ibrahim, and forwards Ahmed Musa and Anthony Ujah.

 

There are a number of surprises, in line with Oliseh’s earlier pledge to make current form and first-level football key indices for selection.

 

There are goalkeeper Carl Ikeme, midfielder Izunna Uzochukwu and forwards Emem Eduok, Sylvester Igboun and Moses Simon.

 

All the 18 players, who will join up with the 23 home-based stars who arrived in camp in Abuja on Monday, are expected in Abuja on Monday, 31st August, 2015 at the latest.

 

THE FULL LIST

 

Goalkeepers: Vincent Enyeama (Lille OSC, France); Carl Ikeme (Wolverhampton Wanderers, England)

 

Defenders: Leon Balogun (FSV Mainz 05, Germany); Kingsley Madu (AS Trencin, Slovakia); Godfrey Oboabona (Caykur Rizespor, Turkey); William Troost Ekong (FK Haugesund, Norway); Kenneth Omeruo (Kasimpasa SK, Turkey)

 

Midfielders: Joel Obi (Torina FC, Italy); Izunna Ernest Uzochukwu (FC Amkar Perm, Russia); Obiora Nwankwo (Coimbra FC, Portugal); Lukman Haruna (Anzhi Machatsjkala, Russia); Rabiu Ibrahim (AS Trencin, Slovakia)

 

Forwards: Ahmed Musa (CSKA Moscow, Russia); Emem Eduok (Esperance ST, Tunisia); Emmanuel Emenike (Al Ain, UAE); Anthony Ujah (Werder Bremen, Germany); Sylvester Igboun (FC UFA, Russia); Moses Simon (KAA Gent, Belgium)   

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21 Comments

  1. Reply Post By Peter Green

    Nigerias loss is Citys gain. Keep playing politics with team selection and City will be the beneficiaries not the laughable budgies.

  2. very good list i must confess

  3. Reply Post By salim muhammad

    Good squad

  4. i really love diz tim selection kip it up oliseh

  5. @ Peter Green, is it not better to allow the young man find his place among City’s star-studded front-line first? He’s yet to feature after two premier league matches that City has won comfortably. A bit of logical thinking isn’t a bad idea next time.

  6. How About Odion Ighalo

  7. some öne very vital is missing (onaze eddey) wots rong wit him

  8. Reply Post By HAYJAY

    Thanks to our coach,all we need is. a change in every aspect of Our lives.Nice one Boss,God will work with u(Amen)

  9. Reply Post By ogunlewe biodun

    Good team list bt he maf a big mistake in d attacker where is odion ighalo out of d attack our best attack 4now is musa n ighalo pls. Olise join ighalo

  10. Reply Post By martor zubah

    Oliseh, is fool in the game of soccer. Let alone in making his selection. He knows the benchers.

  11. wow that is good list for me olise may God bless you let us give the young ones chance what i know is that the boys will make us proud my name seak well don

  12. wow haha ya that is good is a good list oliseh may God bless you for that list let us give the young ones chance and i know they will make us proud may God bless you ones again you see that boy ujah is hot

  13. Reply Post By GOODMAN

    This is a very good list and i must commend oliseh for the list and i just pray that the boys invited will just deliver.

  14. Reply Post By Moschosen

    Very good squard, but i mis victor moses. May God be with the super eagles.

  15. Nice list, all we need in the Eagles is a return of our never say die attitude, if our players will be business lyk, fight for every ball ,no team can beat us,,Nigeria is blessed with talents.. Wit a bit of technical and tactical input from Oliseh the Eagles will definitely fly again..

  16. I think Moses is injured ’cause he wasn’t even dressed for the City game. Onazi is serving his suspension due to the red card obtained in the Chad game. The absence of Ighalo might be tactical but the man surely has a future in the Eagles.

  17. Reply Post By Gregory Otuorimuo

    For me I think oliseh should have considered ighalo he is the hottest Nigeria striker in the EPL for now

  18. Reply Post By Chosen Victor

    I want to use this medium to congratulate the Super Eagles coach Sunday Olishe that you are welcome, and at the same time that you will surely succeed and the team Super Eagles shall rise up again. Don’t fear but be focused with determination success will surely come.

  19. Reply Post By Itota Moses

    Good selection are think.The best leg should be invited to play for Super Eagles.Hope to see Victor Moses and Obafemi Martins in the super eagles once again.As for Mikel obi,I gues the young man is confortable with his role on the bench and we dont need such a bench warmer in the super eagles team.Once again,kudos to Olise and his technical crule.

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