Rohr names Mikel, 23 others for Algeria

By Daily Sports on October 30, 2016

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Super Eagles manager, Gernot Rohr has named captain, Mikel John Obi, Ahmed Musa, Carl Ikeme and 21 others for the 2018 Fifa World Cup qualifying clash against the Fennecs of Algeria in Uyo.

While he has retained the bulk of the squad that defeated Zambia 2-1 in Ndola earlier this month to establish Nigeria at the top of Group B of the African race the Eagles tactician has also beefed up the playing body with in-form Israeli-based midfielder, John Ogu and Nigeria’s top scorer at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Oghenekaro Etebo.

Germany-based defender, Leon Balogun back from injury also returns while English Premiership stars, Victor Moses and Odion Ighalo are also called.

Former junior international goalkeeper, Dele Alampasu and Holland-based defender, Tyrone Ebuehi made the list.

Players are expected to start arriving at the team’s camp in Abuja on Sunday, November 06.

The Super Eagles welcome the Fennecs at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium in Uyo on Saturday, November 12 in one of the potentially most explosive games of the African series.

Full list:

Goalkeepers: Carl Ikeme (Wolverhampton Wanderers, England), Ikechukwu Ezenwa (FC IfeanyiUbah), Dele Alampasu (FC Cesarense, Portugal)

Defenders: Leon Balogun (FSV Mainz 05, Germany), William Paul Ekong (Haugesund FC, Norway), Kenneth Omeruo (Alanyaspor FC, Turkey), Uche Henry Agbo (Granada FC, Spain), Tyrone Ebuehi (ADO Den Haag, The Netherlands), 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, England), Ogenyi Onazi (Trabzonspor FC, Turkey), Wilfred Ndidi (KRC Genk, Belgium), Oghenekaro Etebo (CD Feirense, Portugal), John Ogu (Hapoel Be’er Sheva, Israel)

Forwards: Ahmed Musa (Leicester City, England), Kelechi Iheanacho (Manchester City, England), Moses Simon (KAA Gent, Belgium), Victor Moses (Chelsea FC, England), Odion Ighalo (Watford FC, England), Brown Ideye (Olympiacos FC, Greece), Alex Iwobi (Arsenal FC, England) (

•Photo shows Gernot Rohr

Source Daily Sports

Posted October 30, 2016


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