Rohr invites Osimhen, Iheanacho, drops Moses
Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has called up four Nigerian Professional Football League players Alhassan Ibrahim, Stephen Odey, Ikechukwu Ezenwa and Sikiru Olatubosun for the friendly match against a team from the Corsica region of France later this month.
Rohr also handed debut invitation to Vitoria Setubal midfielder Mikel Agu but left out Victor Moses, Ogenyi Onazi, Odion Ighalo and Brown Ideye from the squad.
The three-time African champions will open camp in Corsica on 24th May and then play against the Corsica team two days later, before moving camp to Paris for the second phase of the camping programme ahead of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against South Africa’s Bafana Bafana.Meanwhile the duo of Ola Aina from Chelsea FC and Alex Iwobi have been granted permission to feature for their respective clubs in the English FA Cup final on 27th May before joining the squad in Paris.
THE FULL LIST
Goalkeepers: Ikechukwu Ezenwa (FC IfeanyiUbah); Dele Alampasu (Cesarense FC, Portugal)
Defenders: Leon Balogun (FSV Mainz 05, Germany); William Ekong (KAA Gent, Belgium); Uche Agbo (CF Granada, Spain); Abdullahi Shehu (Anorthosis Famagusta, Cyprus); Tyronne Ebuehi (ADO Den Haag, The Netherlands); Elderson Echiejile (Sporting Gijon, Spain); Chidozie Awaziem (FC Porto, Portugal)
Midfielders: Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City, England); Oghenekaro Etebo (CD Feirense, Portugal); John Ogu (Hapoel Be’er Sheva, Israel); Mikel Agu (Vitoria Setubal, Portugal); Alhassan Ibrahim (Akwa United FC)
Forwards: Ahmed Musa (Leicester City, England); Kelechi Iheanacho (Manchester City, England); Moses Simon (KAA Gent, Belgium); Stephen Odey (MFM FC); Olanrewaju Kayode (FC Austria Wien, Austria); Isaac Success (Watford FC, England); Noah Serenren-Bazee (Hannover 96, Germany); Victor Osimhen (Wolfsburg FC, Germany); Sikiru Olatubosun (MFM FC)
TO JOIN TEAM IN PARIS AFTER ENGLISH FA CUP FINAL
Ola Aina (Chelsea FC, England); Alex Iwobi (Arsenal FC, England)
Report by Miyen Akiri