By Johnny Edward:
Super Eagles’ Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr has called up Ahmed Musa, William Troost-Ekong, Alex Iwobi and 21 others for this month’s crack 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying double-header against Libya’s Mediterranean Knights, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.
But Rohr left out captain John Mikel Obi, Joel Obi and the pair of Simeon Nwankwo and Kelechi Nwakali from the squad.
Mikel also was excluded from the Super Eagles last game away at Seychelles.
Rohr also recalled Arsenal FC of England forward Alex Iwobi and the Italy –based duo William Ekong and Ola Aina according to a media release from the Nigerian Football Federation.
Also recalled for the game are Moses Simon and Isaac Success.
Libya lead Group E with four points after two games while Nigeria are third.
Nigeria host the first leg at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium in Uyo on Saturday, 13thOctober with the return scheduled for the 18,000 –capacity Stade Taïeb Mhiri in the city of Sfax, Tunisia on Tuesday, 16thOctober.
All invited players are to report in the Akwa Ibom State capital on Monday, 8th October 2018.
THE FULL LIST
Goalkeepers: Francis Uzoho (Elche FC, Spain); Ikechukwu Ezenwa (Enyimba FC); Daniel Akpeyi (Chippa United, South Africa)
Defenders: Olaoluwa Aina (Torino FC, Italy); Abdullahi Shehu (Bursaspor FC, Turkey); Semi Ajayi (Rotherham United, England); Bryan Idowu (Lokomotiv Moscow, Russia); Chidozie Awaziem (FC Porto, Portugal); William Ekong (Udinese FC, Italy); Leon Balogun (Brighton & Hove Albion, England); Kenneth Omeruo (CD Leganes, Spain); Jamilu Collins (SC Padeborn 07, Germany)
Midfielders: Ogenyi Onazi (Trabzonspor FC, Turkey); Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City, England); Oghenekaro Etebo (Stoke City FC, England); John Ogu (Hapoel Be’er Sheva, Israel)
Forwards: Ahmed Musa (Al Nasr FC, Saudi Arabia); Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City, England); Moses Simon (Levante FC, Italy); Henry Onyekuru (Galatasaray SK, Turkey); Odion Ighalo (Changchun Yatai, China); Alex Iwobi (Arsenal FC, England); Samuel Kalu (Bordeaux FC, France); Isaac Success (Watford FC, England)