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Sports News of Wednesday, 23 September 2020

Source: www.mynigeria.com

Super Eagles Friendly: Rohr rolls out 25-man team for clash

Twenty-five players have been called up by the Super Eagles Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr ahead of the friendly clash gainst the Elephants of Cote d’Ivoire and the Carthage Eagles of Tunisia, scheduled for Austria.

Five other players have been put on standby.

In the three-time African champions’ first games this year, as a result of the prolonged global coronavirus pandemic, Rohr has listed top names Ahmed Musa, Kenneth Omeruo, William Ekong, and Wilfred Ndidi, as well as new brooms Frank Onyeka and Chidera Ejuke, The Vanguard reports.

Former U17 World Cup-winning goalkeeper Dele Alampasu returns to the group, as well as midfielder Mikel Agu. Captain of the most recent Nigeria U17 squad, Samson Tijani will join up with the elite, as well as Portugal –based exciting wing back Zaidu Sanusi.

Goalkeeper Maduka Okoye, now in The Netherlands, is heading to Austria as England –based forward Kelechi Iheanacho also returns. Victor Osimhen, now in Italy with Napoli, and another former U17 World Cup winner Samuel Chukwueze are also called.

The Super Eagles, now ranked 29th in the world and third in Africa, 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.

According to The Vangaurd, both games have been arranged by the Nigeria Football Federation to prepare the Eagles for the next rounds of 2022 AFCON qualifiers, home and away against Sierra Leone in November.

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