Super Eagles’ Head Coach, Shaibu Amodu, has picked 23 players to represent Nigeria in next weekend’s all–important 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifying match against Kenya’s Harambee Stars in Nairobi.


On the list are Skipper Nwankwo Kanu, deputy skipper Joseph Yobo and the other 16 players who made the list for the last qualifier against Mozambique in Abuja, and five others.

Nigeria tackle Kenya in a must–win final game of the qualifiers at the Karasani Sports Centre on Saturday, 14 November – the date for the conclusion of the African series for the 2010 FIFA World Cup to be hosted by the Republic of South Africa.

Also listed are goalkeepers Vincent Enyeama and Bamidele Aiyenugba, defenders Elderson Echiejile and Obinna Nwaneri, midfielders Yusuf Ayila and Osaze Odemwingie and strikers Obinna Nsofor and Obafemi Martins.

The players will start arriving in Nigeria on Monday, November 9 and will depart for Nairobi aboard a chartered flight on the night of Thursday, November 12.

Meanwhile, Head Coach Shaibu Amodu, has travelled out of the country on Sunday to see a couple of injured and recuperating players, with his first stop to be Spain, where he will meet with midfielder Kalu Uche and striker Ikechukwu Uche.

He will then proceed to Switzerland, to see defender Yusuf Mohammed, before leaving for Netherlands where he will meet defender Ayodele Adeleye.

Amodu will round off his tour with a visit to London where he will meet several players before returning to the country this weekend.


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