Nigeria on Wednesday recalled Olympiakos striker Brown Ideye, who failed to justify a then-record club transfer to English Premier League side West Bromwich Albion, for two friendlies next month.

Ideye has revived his career at the Greek champions after a difficult time at The Hawthorns, where he arrived in 2014 on a 10-million-pound ($14.5-million, 12.9-million-euro) transfer from Dynamo Kiev.

The 27-year-old last featured for the victorious Super Eagles side at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa.

Brown Ideye
Brown Ideye
Nigeria take on Mali in Paris on May 27 before taking on Luxembourg away on June 1.

Caretaker coach Salisu Yusuf has also kept faith with skipper John Obi Mikel of Chelsea, CSKA Moscow forward Ahmed Musa and England-based youngsters Kelechi Iheanacho, of Manchester City and Arsenal’s Alex Iwobi.

Nigeria squad to play Mali and Luxembourg:

Goalkeepers: Carl Ikeme (Wolverhampton Wanderers/ENG), Daniel Akpeyi (Chippa United/RSA), Ikechukwu Ezenwa (Sunshine Stars)

Defenders: Abdullahi Shehu (Uniao da Madeira/POR), Musa Muhammed (Istanbul Basaksehir/TUR), Elderson Echiejile (Monaco/FRA), Kingsley Madu (Trencin/SLO), Kenneth Omeruo (Kasimpasa SK/TUR), Leon Balogun (Mainz 05/GER), Gbenga Arokoyo (Gaziantepspor/TUR), William Troost Ekong (Haugesund FC/NOR), Chidozie Awaziem (Porto/POR)

Midfielders: Ogenyi Onazi (Lazio/ITA), John Obi Mikel (Chelsea/ENG), Kelechi Iheanacho (Manchester City/ENG), Wilfred Ndidi (Genk/BEL), Raheem Lawal (Osmanlispor FK/TUR), Etebo Oghenekaro (SC Farense/POR)

Forwards: Ahmed Musa (CSKA Moscow/RUS), Moses Simon (Ghent/BEL), Victor Moses (West Ham United/ENG), Odion Ighalo (Watford/ENG), Alex Iwobi (Arsenal/ENG), Aminu Umar (Osmanlispor FK/TUR), Aaron Samuel (CSKA Moscow/RUS), Brown Ideye (Olympiakos/GRE)

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