Posted on Mon 31 Oct 2016, 08:12 AM

Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr has named a 24-man squad for the Super Eagles’ second World Cup qualifier against Algeria on Novermber 12.

The squad includes regulars like Arsenal’s Alex Iwobi , Manchester City’s Kelechi Iheanacho, captain Mikel Obi, Lazio’s Ogenyi Onazi and Leicester’s Ahmed Musa.

Striker Odion Ighalo earns a recall to the squad after missing the last match to attend the burial of his father while Chelsea’s Victor Moses gets another chance to impress the coach after pulling out of the last squad through injury.

Rio 2016 hero Etebo Oghenekaro gets a first chance to impress the new coach, alongside Israel based John Ogu.

The Eagles who were placed in a tough group which also includes two former African Champions, Zambia and Cameroon, started off on a good note with 2-1 victory in Zambia.

The win left the Eagles on 3 points, 2 points ahead of Algeria and Cameroon who played out a 1-1 draw in the other group game.

Only the top team will qualify from the group as one of Africa’s five representative to the 2018 World Cup in Russia.


Goalkeepers : Carl Ikeme (Wolverhampton Wanderers, England); Ikechukwu Ezenwa (FC IfeanyiUbah); Dele Alampasu (FC Cesarense, Portugal)

Defenders: Leon Balogun (FSV Mainz 05, Germany); William Paul Ekong (Haugesund FC, Norway); Kenneth Omeruo (Alanyaspor FC, Turkey); Uche Henry Agbo (Granada FC, Spain); Tyrone Ebuehi (ADO Den Haag, The Netherlands); Abdullahi Shehu (Anorthosis Famagusta, Cyprus); Musa Muhammed (Istanbul Basaksehir, Turkey); Elderson Echiejile (Standard Liege, Belgium), Kingsley Madu (SV Zulte Waregem, Belgium)

Midfielders: Mikel John Obi (Chelsea FC, England); Ogenyi Onazi (Trabzonspor FC, Turkey); Wilfred Ndidi (KRC Genk, Belgium); Oghenekaro Etebo (CD Feirense, Portugal); John Ogu (Hapoel Be’er Sheva, Israel)

Forwards: Ahmed Musa (Leicester City, England); Kelechi Iheanacho (Manchester City, England); Moses Simon (KAA Gent, Belgium); Victor Moses (Chelsea FC, England); Odion Ighalo (Watford FC, England); Brown Ideye (Olympiacos FC, Greece); Alex Iwobi (Arsenal FC, England)


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