Akpeyi dropped as Iheanacho and Ajayi return to Nigeria latest squad

Twenty-three players invited to the Super Eagles ahead of an international friendly against Ukraine on September 10.

England born midfielder who plays for Glasgow Rangers has received a maiden call-up to the Nigeria National Team.

Six players representing English clubs have been selected, including Leon Balogun, Semi Ajayi, Wilfred Ndidi, Oghenekaro Etebo, Alex Iwobi and Kelechi Iheanacho.

Benfica fullback Tyronne Ebuehi has also been recalled to the squad despite concerns about his fitness.

The team contains three goalkeepers including Fortuna Dusseldorf goalkeeper Maduka Okoye, eight defenders, five midfielders and seven strikers.

Let’s take a look at the full squad:


Francis Uzoho (Anorthosis Famagusta/CYP)

Ikechukwu Ezenwa (Heartland FC)

Maduka Okoye (Fortuna Dusseldorf GER)


Olaoluwa Aina (Torino FC/ITA)

Tyronne Ebuehi (FC Benfica/POR)

Chidozie Awaziem (FC Porto/POR)


William Ekong (Udinese FC/ITA)

Leon Balogun (Brighton & Hove Albion/ENG)

Kenneth Omeruo (CD Leganes/SPA)

Oluwasemilogo Ajayi (West Bromwich Albion/ENG)

Midfielders: Alexander Iwobi (Everton/ENG), Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City/ENG), Oghenekaro Etebo (Stoke City/ENG), Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City/ENG), Joe Aribo (Glasgow Rangers/SCO)

Forwards: Ahmed Musa (Al Nassr /KSA), Victor Osimhen (Lille OSC/FRA), Moses Simon (UD Levante /SPA), Henry Onyekuru (AS Monaco/FRA), Samuel Kalu (Girondins Bordeaux/FRA), Paul Onuachu (FC Midtjyland/DEN), Samuel Chukwueze (Villarreal /SPA) Ifeanyi Emmanuel.

5 September, 2019.


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