Head coach of the Super Eagles, Gernot Rohr, has released the list of players invited for the upcoming matches against Algeria and Argentina.
Nigeria will take on Algeria in their final 2018 World Cup qualifier on November 10 in Algiers, having already booked their place in next year’s tournament. Four days later, they will play Argentina in a hugh-profile international friendly in Russia.
On-loan Manchester City midfielder Chidiebere Nwakali and Deportivo La Coruna goalkeeper Francis Odinaka Uzoho are called up for the first time.
However, on-loan Chelsea defender, Kenneth Omeruo, was placed on bench.
THE FULL LIST
Goalkeepers: Daniel Akpeyi, Ikechukwu Ezenwa, and Francis Uzoho
Defenders: William Ekong , Abdullahi Shehu, Tyronne Ebuehi ,Leon Balogun, Uche Agbo, Chidozie Awaziem and Olaoluwa Aina
Midfielders: Mikel John Obi, Ogenyi Onazi, Wilfred Ndidi, Oghenekaro Etebo, John Ogu, Mikel Agu, and Chidiebere Nwakali
Forwards: Ahmed Musa, Kelechi Iheanacho, Moses Simon, Alex Iwobi, Odion Ighalo, Henry Onyekuru, and Anthony Nwakaeme
Standby: Kenneth Omeruo, Alhassan Ibrahim, Brian Idowu