Keshi Calls Up Eleven Players For Liberia Match; Snubs Mikel, Osaze
Super Eagles’ Head Coach, Stephen Keshi has called up Skipper Joseph Yobo and Russia-based power-playing forward Emmanuel Emenike, as well as eight other overseas-based players for next month’s final 2013 African Cup of Nations qualifying match against Liberia in Monrovia.
At a meeting in the Nigeria Football Association Secretariat in Abuja today, the former libero briefed the NFA Technical Sub-Committee on his conviction about all players on the list and it was duly approved.
Also listed are goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama, defenders Efe Ambrose and Elderson Echiejile, midfielder Obiora Nwankwo and forwards Victor Moses, Ahmed Musa and Ikechukwu Uche.
Effervescent midfielder and Real Betis new boy, Nosa Igiebor and in-form marksman of Dynamo Kiev of Ukraine, Brown Ideye complete the list of 11 players, who will team up with the home-based players that played a 0-0 draw with the Mena of Niger in an international friendly in Niamey last week.
Chairman of the NFA Technical Sub-Committee, Barrister Chris Green, said after the meeting: “Coach Keshi gave his reasons for inviting each of the players and we all agreed with him that these players are in good form presently and will do the job for Nigeria against Liberia.”
Invited foreign-based players
Goalkeeper: Vincent Enyeama (Maccabi Tel Aviv, Israel)
Defenders: Joseph Yobo (Fenerbahce, Turkey); Efe Ambrose (Ashdod FC, Israel); Elderson Echiejile (Sporting Braga, Portugal)
Midfielders and Forwards: Nosa Igiebor (Real Betis, Spain); Obiora Nwankwo (Calcio Padova, Italy); Victor Moses (Wigan Athletic,
England); Ahmed Musa (CSKA Moscow, Russia); Ikechukwu Uche (Villarreal, Spain); Emmanuel Emenike (Spartak Moscow, Russia); Brown
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