The German tactician has named a 30-man squad for Nigeria’s 2022 World Cup Qualifiers against Liberia and Cape Verde next month
Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has named Hoffenheim star Kevin Akpoguma in his 30-man list for Nigeria’s World Cup qualifiers against Liberia and Cape Verde.
Akpoguma returns to the squad for the first time since last November. Rohr named a 23-man team full of regulars for the game against Liberia, while he invited an extra seven players as replacements for the UK players for the clash against Cape Verde.
Napoli’s Victor Osimhen headlines the 23-man list, with the likes of Kelechi Iheanacho, Wilfred Ndidi and Joe Aribo also on the list.
Daniel Akpeyi also makes a return, but Samuel Chukwueze and Semi Ajayi are missing. Soccernet had reported that the Super Eagles would be without ten players from the UK for the clash against Cape Verde as Cape Verde is on Uk’s red travel list.
As a result, Rohr called up seven other players as replacements for the game at the Estádio Nacional de Cabo Verde.
The seven players called up are Terem Moffi, Valentine Ozornwafor, Chidera Ejuke, Tyronne Ebuehi, Henry Onyekuru, Bonke Innocent and Kingsley Michael, who both earned their first call up.
THE FULL LIST
Goalkeepers: Francis Uzoho (APOEL Nicosia, Cyprus); Daniel Akpeyi (Kaizer Chiefs, South Africa); Maduka Okoye (Sparta Rotterdam, The Netherlands)
Defenders: Chidozie Awaziem (FC Boavista, Portugal); Kenneth Omeruo (CD Leganes, Spain); Leon Balogun (Glasgow Rangers, Scotland); William Ekong (Watford FC, England); Olaoluwa Aina (Torino FC, Italy); Jamilu Collins (SC Paderborn 07, Germany); Abdullahi Shehu (AC Omonia, Cyprus); Zaidu Sanusi (FC Porto, Portugal); Kevin Akpoguma (TSG Hoffenheim, Germany)
Midfielders: Oghenekaro Etebo (Watford FC, England); Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City, England); Frank Onyeka (Brentford FC, England); Joseph Ayodele-Aribo (Glasgow Rangers, Scotland)
Forwards: Ahmed Musa (Fatih Karagumruk, Turkey); Alex Iwobi (Everton FC, England); Samuel Kalu (FC Bordeaux, France); Victor Osimhen (Napoli FC, Italy); Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City, England); Moses Simon (FC Nantes, France); Paul Onuachu (KRC Genk, Belgium)
SEVEN OTHERS: Terem Moffi (FC Lorient, France); Henry Onyekuru (Olympiacos FC, Greece); Chidera Ejuke (CSKA Moscow, Russia); Innocent Bonke (Malmo FF, Sweden); Valentine Ozornwafor (Sporting Charleroi, Belgium); Tyronne Ebuehi (Venezia FC, Italy); Kingsley Michael (Bologna FC, Italy)