Gernot Rohr's Nigeria lineup to face South Africa and Uganda

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Gernot Rohr's Nigeria lineup to face South Africa and Uganda
Posted on: October 29, 2018, 09:06:11 PM
The list of the Super Eagles stars to play the 2019 AFCON qualifying match against the Bafana Bafana of South Africa in November and Uganda three days later hasbeen released.



Coach Gernot Rohr in his 23 man list has chosen to omit the captain of the team, John Obi Mikel.

There is a return for the former U17 World Cup winning forward, Victor Osimhen and Samuel Chukwueze earning of which this is the latter's first call.


The super eagles are currently on top of Group E in the AFCON 2018 qualification series with South Africa closely following behind.





The cracker which is a repeat of a similar fixture which saw the eagles beaten at Uyo would be played at the FNB Stadium, Johannesburg on Saturday, 17th November in one of the Match-day 5 fixtures.

A win against South africa would ensure they qualify for the 2019 edition of AFCON after missing the last two editions.


The list in full ...



Goalkeepers: 

Francis UzohoElche FC, Spain
Ikechukwu EzenwaEnyimba FC
Daniel AkpeyiChippa United, South Africa


Defenders:

Olaoluwa AinaTorino FC, Italy
Adeleye AniyikayeFC IfeanyiUbah
Semi AjayiRotherham United, England
Bryan IdowuLokomotiv Moscow Russia
William EkongUdinese FC, Italy
Leon Balogun Brighton & Hove Albion, England
Kenneth Omeruo CD Leganes, Spain
Jamilu Collins SC Padeborn 07, Germany


Midfielders:

Oghenekaro Etebo Stoke City FC, England
John Ogu Hapoel Be’er Sheva, Israel
Mikel Agu Vitoria Setubal FC, Portugal


Forwards:

Ahmed Musa Al Nasr FC, Saudi Arabia
Kelechi Iheanacho Leicester City, England
Moses Simon Levante FC, Spain
Victor Osimhen Royal Charleroi SC, Belgium
Odion Ighalo Changchun Yatai, China
Alex Iwobi Arsenal FC, England
Samuel Kalu Bordeaux FC, France
Isaac Success Watford FC, England
Samuel Chukwueze Villarreal FC, Spain
 



The group(E) as it stands..... 

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPoints
1Nigeria4301104+69
2South Africa422080+88
3Libya411278−14
4Seychelles4013114−131



Meanwhile, all invited players have been told to report direct in Asaba on Monday, 12th November to begin preparations for the tie against South Africa and Uganda three days later. Ahmed Musa is likely to be given the armband against South Africa in Johannesburg.




 

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