Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has recalled the trio of Kenneth Omeruo, Anderson Esiti and Alex Iwob and handed Watford forward Isaac Success his first invitation to the Nigeria senior national team ahead of next month’s 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying game against Zambia’s Chipolopolo in Ndola according a Nigeria Football Federation release.
He also named injured Moses Simon after receiving assurance from the Gent star that he will be fully fit before the game.
Chelsea’s Mikel Obi and Victor Moses, assistant skipper Ahmed Musa, goalkeeper Carl Ikeme, defender Elderson Echiejile, midfielder Ogenyi Onazi and Manchester City forward Kelechi Iheanacho are other notable names in 23-man squad.
Rohr according to the release excused Watford FC forward Odion Ighalo, who will attend his father’s burial in Nigeria on the eve of the match in Ndola.
All invited players are expected to start arriving in Abuja as from Sunday, 2 October.
ALL THE INVITED PLAYERS:
Goalkeepers: Carl Ikeme (Wolverhampton Wanderers, England); Emmanuel Daniel (Enugu Rangers); Ikechukwu Ezenwa (FC IfeanyiUbah)
Defenders: Leon Balogun (FSV Mainz 05, Germany); William Paul Ekong (Haugesund FC, Norway); Kenneth Omeruo (Alanyaspor FC, Turkey); Jamiu Alimi (Kano Pillars); Abdullahi Shehu (Anorthosis Famagusta, Cyprus); Musa Muhammed (Istanbul Basaksehir, Turkey); Elderson Echiejile (Standard Liege, Belgium), Kingsley Madu (SV Zulte Waregem, Belgium).
Midfielders: Mikel John Obi (Chelsea FC, England); Ogenyi Onazi (Trabzonspor, Turkey); Wilfred Ndidi (KRC Genk, Belgium); Nosa Igiebor (Maccabi Tel Aviv, Israel); Anderson Esiti (KAA Gent, Belgium).
Forwards: Ahmed Musa (Leicester City, England); Kelechi Iheanacho (Manchester City, England); Moses Simon (KAA Gent, Belgium); Victor Moses (Chelsea FC, England); Isaac Success (Watford FC, England); Brown Ideye (Olympiacos FC, Greece); Alex Iwobi (Arsenal FC, England).