The Nigeria Football Federation, NFF on Monday released the list of 25 Super Eagles invited by Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr for next month’s friendly matches against the Elephants of Cote d’Ivoire and the Carthage Eagles of Tunisia in Austria.
The Franco-German tactician kept faith with the usual suspects while handing invitations to at least six uncapped youngsters, Frank Onyeka, Cyril Dessers, Chidera Ejuke, former Golden Eaglets captain, Samson Tijani, Matthew Yakubu and Zaidu Sanusi.
Rohr also recalled Kelechi Iheanacho, Mikel Agu and former U-17 World Championship winning goalkeeper, Dele Alampasu to the team.
THE FULL LIST
Goalkeepers: Dele Alampasu (FK Ventspils, Latvia); Matthew Yakubu (SKF Sered, Slovakia); Maduka Okoye (Sparta Rotterdam, the Netherlands)
Defenders: Kenneth Omeruo (CD Leganes, Spain); Leon Balogun (Glasgow Rangers, Scotland); Chidozie Awaziem (FC Boavista, Portugal); William Ekong (Udinese FC, Italy); Olaoluwa Aina (Fulham FC, England); Jamilu Collins (SC Padeborn 07, Germany); Oluwasemilogo Ajayi (West Bromwich Albion, England); Zaidu Sanusi (FC Porto, Portugal)
Midfielders: Mikel Agu (Vitoria Guimaraes, Portugal); Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City, England); Frank Onyeka (FC Midtjylland, Denmark); Oghenekaro Etebo (Galatasary SK, Turkey); Samson Tijani (TSV Hartberg, Austria)
Forwards: Ahmed Musa (Al Nassr, Saudi Arabia); Alex Iwobi (Everton FC, England); Victor Osimhen (SSC Napoli, Italy); Moses Simon (FC Nantes, France); Samuel Chukwueze (Villarreal FC, Spain); Cyril Dessers (KRC Genk, Belgium); Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City, England); Samuel Kalu (Girondins Bordeaux, France); Chidera Ejuke (CSKA Moscow, Russia)
Now ranked 29th in the world and third in Africa, the Super Eagles will take on the Elephants on 9th October and four days later, will engage the Carthage Eagles, who are second in Africa in the rankings.
Meanwhile, Rohr has put on standby tested defender, Shehu Abdullahi, Ramon Azeez, Joshua Maja, Henry Onyekuru and Tyronne Ebuehi.