Nigeria's coach Gernot Rohr names 23-man squad to face against Zambia

Nigeria's coach Gernot Rohr names 23-man squad to face against Zambia

- Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has named his 23-man squad that will face Zambia

- Nigeria will face Zambia in Uyo on October 7 in a tough World Cup qualifying game

- A win for the Super Eagles in the encounter will give them the 2018 World Cup ticket

Head coach of the Super Eagles of Nigeria Gernot Rohr has released the names of the Nigerian players that will face Zambia in next month's World Cup qualifier in Uyo.

The list is made up of 23-man squad led by Tianjin Teda midfielder John Mikel Obi and also Chelsea superstar Victor Moses who is expected to lead the Super Eagles attack against the Zambians.

Former Nigerian U-20 goalkeeper Ayodele Ajiboye has been called up to the Super Eagles, and the Plateau United man will definitely face serious competition from Ikechukwu Ezenwa and Daniel Akpeyi.

A win for the Super Eagles in October 2017 against Zambia will give Nigeria the ticket to participate in the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

See the full list below

Goalkeepers: Daniel Akpeyi (Chippa United, South Africa); Ikechukwu Ezenwa (FC IfeanyiUbah); Ayodele Ajiboye (Plateau United FC).

Defenders: William Ekong (Bursaspor FC, Turkey); Abdullahi Shehu (Anorthosis Famagusta, Cyprus); Leon Balogun (FSV Mainz 05, Germany); Elderson Echiejile (Sivasspor FC, Turkey); Uche Agbo (Standard Liege, Belgium); Chidozie Awaziem (Nantes FC, France); Olaoluwa Aina (Hull City, England).

Midfielders: Mikel John Obi (Tianjin Teda, China); Ogenyi Onazi (Trabzonspor FC, Turkey); Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City, England); Oghenekaro Etebo (CD Feirense, Portugal); John Ogu (Hapoel Be’er Sheva, Israel); Mikel Agu (Bursaspor FC, Turkey).

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Forwards: Ahmed Musa (Leicester City, England); Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City, England); Moses Simon (KAA Gent, Belgium); Alex Iwobi (Arsenal FC, England); Odion Ighalo (Chang Chun-Yatai, China); Victor Moses (Chelsea FC, England); Anthony Nwakaeme (Hapoel Be’er Sheva, Israel).

Watch NAIJ.com video of the Super Eagles below

Source: Sports.naij.com

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