– Nigeria will face off with Cameroon in a friendly match in Austria next month
– The Super Eagles will use the game to fine-tune their plans ahead of their World Cup qualifier vs Liberia
– German boss Rohr has now released a 31-man provisional squad which will be trimmed to 23 before the game
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Super Eagles boss Gernot Rohr has released a list of 31 players for the international friendly game against Cameroon billed for Wiener Neustadt Stadium in Austria next month.
This is part of the Nigeria Football Federation’s plan to keep the national team prepared for the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Liberia in September.
The list includes regular suspects like the team captain Ahmed Musa, his deputy William Ekong, Wilfred Ndidi, Oghenekaro Etebo among others.
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While Kenneth Omeruo, Ikechukwu Ezenwa, Chidozie Awaziem and a few others are returning to the national team fold for the game.
Meanwhile, Portugal-based Abraham Marcus has been handed his debut invitation by the German-born boss.
Enyimba FC forward Anayo Iwuala is also back on the team for another chance to impress the coach after his appearances against Benin Republic and Lesotho in AFCON qualifiers in March.
However, the list will be trimmed down to 23 players before the Eagles fly to Vienna for the clash with perennial rivals Indomitable Lions.
THE FULL LIST
Goalkeepers: Francis Uzoho (APOEL Nicosia, Cyprus); John Noble (Enyimba FC); Maduka Okoye (Sparta Rotterdam, The Netherlands); Ikechukwu Ezenwa (Heartland FC)
Defenders: Kenneth Omeruo (CD Leganes, Spain); Kevin Akpoguma (Hoffenheim, Germany); Chidozie Awaziem (FC Boavista, Portugal); William Ekong (Watford FC, England); Olaoluwa Aina (Fulham FC, England); Jamilu Collins (SC Padeborn 07, Germany); Zaidu Sanusi (FC Porto, Portugal); Tyronne Ebuehi (FC Twente, The Netherlands); Oluwasemilogo Ajayi (West Bromwich Albion, England)
Midfielders: Oghenekaro Etebo (Galatasaray FC, Turkey); Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City, England); Abdullahi Shehu (Omonia Nicosa, Cyprus); Joseph Ayodele-Aribo (Glasgow Rangers, Scotland); Abraham Marcus (CD Feirense, Portugal)
Forwards: Ahmed Musa (Kano Pillars FC); Alex Iwobi (Everton FC, England); Sadiq Umar (Almeria FC, Spain); Samuel Chukwueze (Villarreal FC, Spain); Victor Osimhen (Napoli FC, Italy); Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City, England); Moses Simon (FC Nantes, France); Henry Onyekuru (Galatasaray FC, Turkey); Anayo Iwuala (Enyimba FC); Peter Olayinka (Slavia Praha, Czech Republic); Terem Moffi (FC Lorient, France); Paul Onuachu (KRC Genk, Belgium); Simy Nwankwo (Crotone FC, Italy)
. earlier reported that Super Eagles striker Paul Onuachu continued with his superb goal-scoring form for Belgian side Genk this term netting the first goal in their 3-0 win over Club Brugge.
Club Brugge went into this encounter with the determination to shock Paul Onuachu and his teammates in front of their faithfuls, but they ended up losing the tie.
The visitors almost scored the first goal in the 5th minutes after Hans Vanaken delivered a good pass for Bas Dost, but he was unable to beat Genk goalkeeper, Maarten Vandevoordt.