Thursday, September 26, 2019

Rohr Drops Iheanacho Again As He Names Squad For Brazil Friendly

No Iheanacho But Peter Olayinka Gets Madien Call As Rohr Drops Super Eagles List For Brazil Clash

Ahead of the friendly game, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) on Thursday, September 26 released Rohr’s 23-man squad.

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has left out Kelechi Iheanacho again as he named a 23-man squad for the friendly game against Brazil in October.
The Super Eagles of Nigeria will use the opportunity of the next international to play a friendly game against Brazil on Sunday, October 13 at the National Stadium of Singapore.

No Iheanacho But Peter Olayinka Gets Madien Call As Rohr Drops Super Eagles List For Brazil Clash

Other notable names on the list are Wilfred Ndidi, Alex Iwobi, William Troost-Ekong, Leon Balogun, Oghenekharo Etebo, Victor Osimhen, Samuel Chukwueze, Samuel Kalu, Ola Aina, Moses Simon to mention a few.

Receiving his maiden call up is Slavia Prague striker, Peter Olayinka, who scored in the Champions League against Inter Milan last week, but Leicester City’s Kelechi Iheanacho misses out despite scoring in the Foxes 4-0 victory over Luton Town on Tuesday.

Granada midfielder, Ramon Azeez made a comeback after four years of absence from the Super Eagles. His major highlight was at the 2014 FIFA World Cup, where the team crashed out from the knockout stages of the competition.

List of invited players:

Goalkeeper
Ikechukwu Ezenwa, Francis Uzoho, Maduka Okoye

Defenders
Kenneth Omeruo, Leon Balogun, William Troost-Ekong, Ola Aina, Chidozie Awaziem, Semi Ajayi, Jamiu Collins

Midfielders
Wilfred Ndidi, Oghenekharo Etebo, Alex Iwobi, Anderson Esiti, Joe Aribo, Ramon Azeez

Forwards
Samuel Kalu, Moses Simon, Peter Olayinka, Paul Onuachi, Samuel Chukwueze, Victor Osimhen, Dennis Emmanuel

Pulse/Soccernet

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