Nigeria manager Gernot Rohr has handed first time invitations to Kingsley Michael and Innocent Bonke for the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying matches against Liberia and Cape Verde.
Rohr named a 30-man list with his regulars prominent despite the British government’s restriction of players travelling to certain countries amidst the Covid-19 concerns.
The Nigeria Football Federation has explained that the UK based players will not travel with the team to Cape Verde – a country on the red list of the British government – if the restrictions remain.
Hence Rohr will rely on a slightly different team when the squad travels out to the Island nation of Cape Verde.
THE FULL LIST
Goalkeepers: Francis Uzoho; Daniel Akpeyi; Maduka Okoye.
Defenders: Chidozie Awaziem; Kenneth Omeruo; Leon Balogun; William Ekong; Olaoluwa Aina; Jamilu Collins; Abdullahi Shehu; Zaidu Sanusi; Kevin Akpoguma.
Midfielders: Oghenekaro Etebo; Wilfred Ndidi; Frank Onyeka; Joseph Ayodele-Aribo.
Forwards: Ahmed Musa; Alex Iwobi; Samuel Kalu; Victor Osimhen; Kelechi Iheanacho; Moses Simon; Paul Onuachu.