Technical Adviser Gernot Rohr has drawn up a provisional squad record of 31 gamers for Nigeria’s status worldwide pleasant sport towards five-time African champions Cameroon in Austria on Friday, 4th June 2021. The sport will happen on the Wiener Neustadt within the Austrian capital, Vienna ranging from 8.30pm Austria time.
Headlining the record unveiled on Friday is Captain Ahmed Musa, with deputy captain William Ekong, goalkeeper Maduka Okoye, defenders Kenneth Omeruo and Chidozie Awaziem, midfielders Wilfred Ndidi and Oghenekaro Etebo and forwards Victor Osimhen, Kelechi Iheanacho and Samuel Chukwueze additionally referred to as.
Portugal-based Abraham Marcus is named for the primary time and Enyimba FC’s energetic ahead Anayo Iwuala, whose tenacity and drive has helped the Individuals’s Elephant to the quarter finals of the CAF Confederation Cup, has opportuntity to battle for a spot and proceed on his worldwide footprints, following cameo appearances towards Benin Republic and Lesotho in AFCON qualifiers in March.
The provisional record of 31 will likely be whittled right down to 23 earlier than the Tremendous Eagles fly to Vienna for the conflict with perennial rivals Indomitable Lions.
Cameroon wrestled down the Eagles for 3 of their 5 AFCON titles (1984, 1988, 2000) however haven’t crushed Nigeria in regulation time since a 1-0 triumph in a 1990 FIFA World Cup qualifying match on the Stade Omnisports in Yaounde on twenty seventh August 1989.
The Eagles lashed the Lions 4-0 in a 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying match in Uyo in September 2017 and have been compelled to a 1-1 draw within the reverse fixture in Yaounde, setting the stage for Nigeria’s qualification for the finals in Russia.
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Goalkeepers: Francis Uzoho (APOEL Nicosia, Cyprus); John Noble (Enyimba FC); Maduka Okoye (Sparta Rotterdam, The Netherlands); Ikechukwu Ezenwa (Heartland FC)
Defenders: Kenneth Omeruo (CD Leganes, Spain); Kevin Akpoguma (Hoffenheim, Germany); Chidozie Awaziem (FC Boavista, Portugal); William Ekong (Watford FC, England); Olaoluwa Aina (Fulham FC, England); Jamilu Collins (SC Padeborn 07, Germany); Zaidu Sanusi (FC Porto, Portugal); Tyronne Ebuehi (FC Twente, The Netherlands); Oluwasemilogo Ajayi (West Bromwich Albion, England)
Midfielders: Oghenekaro Etebo (Galatasaray FC, Turkey); Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester Metropolis, England); Abdullahi Shehu (Omonia Nicosa, Cyprus); Joseph Ayodele-Aribo (Glasgow Rangers, Scotland); Abraham Marcus (CD Feirense, Portugal)
Forwards: Ahmed Musa (Kano Pillars FC); Alex Iwobi (Everton FC, England); Sadiq Umar (Almeria FC, Spain); Samuel Chukwueze (Villarreal FC, Spain); Victor Osimhen (Napoli FC, Italy); Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester Metropolis, England); Moses Simon (FC Nantes, France); Henry Onyekuru (Galatasaray FC, Turkey); Anayo Iwuala (Enyimba FC); Peter Olayinka (Slavia Praha, Czech Republic); Terem Moffi (FC Lorient, France); Paul Onuachu (KRC Genk, Belgium); Simy Nwankwo (Crotone FC, Italy)