World Cup Qualification: Keshi invites 24 home based players
The Super Eagles of Nigeria head coach, Stephen Okechukwu Keshi has invited 24 home-based players to camp ahead of a crucial Fifa World Cup qualification tagged Brazil 2014.
The players who were picked from the Nigeria Premier League will form part of the squad that will take on Kenya on March 23 in Calabar, Cross River State.
Africa Cup of Nations stars Sunday Mba and Godfrey Oboabona are among the players that will contest for a place in Keshi’s first game since the triumph in South Africa.
The players are expected to arrive camp in Abuja on Sunday March 10. They will stay at the Bolton White Apartments, their regular camping site.
The list of Europe-based players that will join the squad will be announced on Thursday, March 7.
The invited players are: Goalkeepers - Chigozie Agbim, Rangers; Daniel Akpeyi, Heartland and Dele Ajiboye, 3SC. Defenders - Azubuike Egwueke, Warri Wolves; Papa Idris, Kano Pillars; Godfrey Oboabona, Sunshine Stars; Benjamin Francis, Heartland; Solomon Kwambe, Heartland; Chibuzor Okonkwo, Rangers; Ezekiel Bassey, Lobi Stars; Mohamed Zubaru, Niger Tornadoes and Umar Zango, Kano Pillars;
Midfielders & Forwards are: Reuben Gabriel, Kano Pillars; Gomo Ohanduku, Sharks; Mannir Ubale, Kano Pillars; Sunday Mba, Warri Wolves; Gambo Muhammed, Kano Pillars; Pius Samson, Ranchers Bees; Obinna Nwanchukwu, Heartland; Saka Ayo, Enyimba; Jiya Muhammed, Bayelsa FC; Emeka Ezeh, Rangers; Anthony Okputu, Lobi Stars and Adepoju Taofeek, 3SC
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