Rohr names Ighalo, Chukwueze in Nigeria’s 24-man squad for World Cup Qualifiers

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Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has named Odion Ighalo in the 24-man squad for Nigeria’s World Cup qualifiers later this month.

There has been speculations surrounding Ighalo’s to the Super Eagles two years since the forward announced his international retirement.
He joins Leon Balogun and Daniel Akpeyi as the only players in the 30+ year-old range.
Another player who makes a return to the team is Samuel Chukwueze.
Chukwueze’s long awaited return follows the injury he sustained in late May playing for Villarreal.

Full 24-man list:

Goalkeepers

Maduka Okoye
Daniel Akpeyi
Francis Uzoho

Defenders

Leon Balogun
William Troost-Ekong
Ola Aina
Kevin Akpoguma
Jamilu Collins
Zaidu Sanusi
Chidozie Awaziem
Kenneth Omeruo
Abdullahi Shehu

Midfielders

Alex Iwobi
Joe Aribo
Wilfred Ndidi
Kelechi Iheanacho
Frank Onyeka

Forwards

Victor Osimhen
Paul Onuachu
Ahmed Musa
Moses Simon
Chidera Ejuke
Samuel Chukwueze
Odion Ighalo

 

Nigeria tops group C with 9 points from 4 matches having suffered a shock defeat to Central Africa Republic in Lagos on October 7.
The team will conclude this round of qualifiers with games against Liberia on November 13 in Morocco and three days later hosts Cape Verde on November 16 in Lagos.

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