Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Mikel, Musa, Moses And Ighalo Return For Nigeria-Cameroon Clash

The Super Eagles of Nigeria will clash with the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon on 1st of September
Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr has invited fit-again captain Mikel Obi and forward Odion Ighalo and handed a first call-up to Israel-based Anthony Nwakaeme as he released his list of players for the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying fixtures with Cameroon.

The Nigeria Football Federation confirmed the squad on their official website on Tuesday.

Centre-back Leon Balogun also returns after missing the World Cup qualifier against Algeria and the Africa Cup qualifier against South Africa, while Chelsea’s Victor Moses is also back after sitting out the clash with Bafana Bafana in June due to injury.

Rohr has also called up regulars like goalkeepers Daniel Akpeyi, Ikechukwu Ezenwa and Dele Alampasu, defenders William Ekong, Elderson Echiejile and Abdullahi Shehu, midfielders Ogenyi Onazi, John Ogu, Wilfred Ndidi and Oghenekaro Etebo, and forwards Ahmed Musa, Moses Simon, Alex Iwobi and Kelechi Iheanacho.

Nigeria host African champions to the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, Uyo on Friday, 1 September, before flying to Yaounde for the return leg on Monday, 4th September.

The Super Eagles are top of Africa’s 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifying Group B with six points, after wins over Zambia and Algeria in their first two matches, while the Lions lie second with only two points following 1-1 draws with Algeria and Zambia.

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