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Soccer News of Thursday, 11 March 2021


Meet the new Super Eagles invitee Michael Olise

Reading’s Michael Olise play videoReading’s Michael Olise

Super Eagles manager Gernot Rohr recently released a list of 24 players for the final two Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against the Benin Republic and Lesotho.

The 67-year-old called up familiar names like Alex Iwobi, William Troost-Ekong, Leon Balogun, Joe Aribo and Maduka Okoye.

There were also debut call-ups for Almeria’s Umar Sadiq and Enyimba’s John Noble. Aside from the 24 players invited for the games, Rohr also put seven players on standby.

Paul Onuachu, Nigeria’s top scorer in Europe, is surprisingly on the stand-by list, while Henry Onyekuru and Terem Moffi are also among the seven players.

However, one name that caught the eye is Reading’s Michael Olise, and Soccernet provides a lowdown on the exciting youngster.