Coach Sunday Oliseh has invited Manchester City striker,
Kelechi Iheanacho, for the Super Eagles’ 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying
fixture against Swaziland.
With Iheanacho’s inclusion, the list of invitees now has 24 names,
including in-form USA–based Obafemi Martins and six home–based
Oliseh had maintained that invitation to the Eagles would be based on current form and ability.
Martins has not featured for the Super Eagles in two years but has been in great form in the Major League Soccer.
The two–legged fixture will take place over four days with the first
leg in Lobamba on Friday, November 13 and the return leg at the Adokiye
Amiesiamaka Stadium in Port Harcourt on Tuesday, November 17.
Oliseh has directed that all the players arrive at the Bolton White
Apartments, Abuja on Sunday, November 8 as training commences same day
THE FULL LIST
Goalkeepers: Carl Ikeme (Wolverhampton Wanderers, England); Ikechukwu
Ezenwa (Sunshine Stars); Dele Alampasu (Club de Sportivo Feirense,
Defenders: Abdullahi Shehu (Uniao da Madeira, Portugal); Kalu Orji
(Enugu Rangers FC); Elderson Echiejile (AS Monaco, France); Chima Akas
(Sharks FC); Leon Balogun (FSV Mainz, Germany); Godfrey Oboabona (Caykur
Rizespor, Turkey); Efe Ambrose (Celtic FC, Scotland); Austin Oboroakpo
Midfielders: Ogenyi Onazi (SS Lazio, Italy); Paul Onobi (Sunshine
Stars); John Mikel Obi (Chelsea FC, England); Rabiu Ibrahim (AS Trencin,
Slovakia); Wilfred Ndidi (KRC Genk, Belgium); Sylvester Igbonu (FC UFA,
Forwards: Ahmed Musa (CSKA Moscow, Russia); Moses Simon (KAA Gent,
Belgium); Odion Ighalo (Watford FC, England); Ezekiel Bassey (Enyimba
FC); Alex Iwobi (Arsenal FC, England); Obafemi Martins (Seattle
Sounders, USA); Kelechi Iheanacho (Manchester City, England)