Tremendous Eagles head coach, Gernot Rohr, has handed first invites to Feirense 21-year-old midfielder Abraham Marcus and Lorient striker Terem Moffi in his provisional listing of 31 gamers for the high-profile worldwide pleasant in opposition to five-time African champions Cameroon in Austria on June 4.
The pleasant is scheduled for the Wiener Neustadt within the Austrian capital, Vienna, from 8.30pm (Austrian time).
Midfielder Marcus joined Portuguese second division aspect Feirense from Remo Stars Academy in 2018 and was solely promoted to the primary staff this season.
He’s Feirense’s high scorer within the league this season with 11 targets in 24 appearances and was named Liga 2 finest participant of the month in January.
Striker Moffi, 21, was positioned on standby for latest AFCON qualifiers in opposition to Benin and Lesotho. Additionally invited is Sadiq Umar, who pulled out of the AFCON qualifiers attributable to coronavirus restrictions.
Within the listing launched on Friday, captain Ahmed Musa, William Troost-Ekong, goalkeeper Maduka Okoye, Kenneth Omeruo, Chidozie Awaziem, Wilfred Ndidi, Oghenekaro Etebo and forwards Victor Osimhen, Kelechi Iheanacho and Samuel Chukwueze topped the names of the invited gamers.
Extremely wanted Enyimba energetic ahead Anayo Iwuala can be included, following cameo appearances in opposition to Benin Republic and Lesotho within the AFCON qualifiers in March.
Spectacular Crotone striker Simy Nwankwo and Slavia Praha ahead Peter Olayinka made a return to the squad.
The provisional listing of 31 shall be minimize all the way down to 23, earlier than the Eagles fly to Vienna for the conflict with perennial rivals Indomitable Lions.
Each groups final met in 2017 throughout their 2018 Russia World Cup qualifiers with the Eagles popping out victorious 4-0 in Uyo, earlier than a 1-1 draw within the reverse fixture in Yaounde, setting the stage for Nigeria’s qualification for the finals in Russia.
THE FULL LIST
Goalkeepers: Francis Uzoho (APOEL Nicosia), John Noble (Enyimba), Maduka Okoye (Sparta Rotterdam), Ikechukwu Ezenwa (Heartland)
Defenders: Kenneth Omeruo (Leganes), Kevin Akpoguma (Hoffenheim), Chidozie Awaziem (Boavista), William Troost-Ekong (Watford), Olaoluwa Aina (Fulham), Jamilu Collins (Padeborn), Zaidu Sanusi (Porto), Tyronne Ebuehi (Twente), Semi Ajayi (West Brom)
Midfielders: Oghenekaro Etebo (Galatasaray), Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester Metropolis), Abdullahi Shehu (Omonia), Joe Aribo (Glasgow Rangers), Abraham Marcus (Feirense)
Forwards: Ahmed Musa (Kano Pillars), Alex Iwobi (Everton), Sadiq Umar (Almeria), Samuel Chukwueze (Villarreal), Victor Osimhen (Napoli), Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester Metropolis), Moses Simon (Nantes), Henry Onyekuru (Galatasaray), Anayo Iwuala (Enyimba), Peter Olayinka (Slavia Praha), Terem Moffi (Lorient), Paul Onuachu (Genk), Simy Nwankwo (Crotone)
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