Meet the newly invited Super Eagles players


There have been clamour for Super Eagles boss Gernot Rohr to rejig the team with new faces ahead of future assignments.

With the 2019 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier against Seychelles at the Stade Linité around the corner, the Franco-German listened to the voice of the people with the inclusion of four uncapped players in his 24-man squad.

Who are the four new gladiators that made the cut for the all important match in Roche Caïman Mahé? runs the rules on the exciting talents that caught the Eagle eye of the former Niger Republic Manager.

Kelechi Nwakali [Arsenal on loan to Porto B]

Photo credit :Kelechi Nwakali

The playmaker captained Nigeria to winning the 2015 U17 FIFA World Cup and that earned him a move to Arsenal. Nwakali is a true box to box midfielder that plays with maturity, remains composed on the ball, possesses superior passing skills, has a dangerous long range shot, and covers a great deal of ground. He has all the tools necessary to be a future superstar, he just needs regular first team action to continue his development.

Samuel Kalu [Girondes Bordeaux]

The 2017-18 season was a season to remember for Samuel Kalu. He scored seven goals and added 10 assists for KAA Gent. The exciting lad completed a transfer to French Ligue 1 outfit Bordeaux in the Summer Transfer. Kalu has great pace, is proficient at finding space, and is dangerous from long range. The French top flight is typically viewed as a league where talent is harvested and developed. The youngster might be the one to fill the void left by retired Victor Moses.

Semi Ajayi [Rotherham United]

Saddled with the task of giving competition to the central defenders in the Super Eagles, the Arsenal product will certainly relish the adventure.

Photo credit : Semi Ajayi

At Rotherham, Ajayi is now showing potential that many believe will see him develop into a better player. Tall, strong and tenacious, he shows a great determination to tackle and beat his opponents, while he also has a passing range able to pick out a teammate from anywhere on the pitch.

Jamilu Collins [Paderborn FC]

Tall, mobile and with excellent technique, Collins has everything a modern footballer needs, and he isn’t without his admirers.

Jamiu Collins

Last season, he made 19 appearances and if his rapid development continues he has the capabilities to become one of the best left backs in the Bundlesliga 2.


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