Rohr invites Olayinka, Ramon Azeez for Brazil friendly


SK Slavia Prague forward Peter Olayinka has earned his first Nigeria call up, as Super Eagles Head Coach Gernot Rohr named 23 players for the side’s international friendly against Brazil’s Selecao next month.

Olayinka, 23, who featured and scored in the Czech club’s UEFA Champions League opening match this season against Inter Milan, has never represented Nigeria at any level.


But he joins Ramon Azeez, who is making a return to the team since 2014 as the new faces in the team.


Unfortunately, the duo of Ahmed Musa and Leon Balogun are both ruled out injured and have not been invited.


Also, Kelechi Iheanacho, Bryan Idowu and Josh Maja, all whom were invited for the friendly against Ukraine were not invited by Rohr.


All invited players are expected to arrive in Singapore on Wednesday, 9th October.


Nigeria and Brazil will tango in a much –anticipated encounter at the Singapore National Stadium, Kallang, Singapore on Sunday, 13th October.


Goalkeepers: Francis Uzoho (Omonia FC, Cyprus); Ikechukwu Ezenwa (Heartland FC); Emil Maduka Okoye (Fortuna Dusseldorf, Germany)

Defenders: Olaoluwa Aina (Torino FC, Italy); Abdullahi Shehu (Bursaspor FC, Turkey); Chidozie Awaziem (CD Leganes, Spain); William Ekong (Udinese FC, Italy); Kenneth Omeruo (CD Leganes, Spain); Jamilu Collins (SC Padeborn 07, Germany); Oluwasemilogo Ajayi (West Bromwich Albion, England)

Midfielders: Alexander Iwobi (Everton FC, England); Anderson Esiti (PAOK Salonica, Greece); Oghenekaro Etebo (Stoke City FC, England); Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City, England); Joseph Ayodele-Aribo (Glasgow Rangers, Scotland); Ramon Azeez (Granada FC, Spain)

Forwards: Victor Osimhen (Lille OSC, France); Moses Simon (FC Nantes, France); Samuel Chukwueze (Villarreal FC, Spain); Samuel Kalu (Girondins Bordeaux, France); Paul Onuachu (KRC Genk, Belgium); Emmanuel Dennis (Club Brugge, Belgium); Peter Olayinka (SK Slavia Prague, Czech Republic).


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