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Rohr Call-Up Two Rookies For Seychelles, Egypt

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Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has invited two new players to the Super Eagles squad ahead of their Africa Nations Cup last group game against Seychelles on March 22.

The 23-man squad which was released on Monday will also prosecute the Super Eagles friendly against Egypt on March 26 with both games set to be played at the Stephen Keshi Stadium in Asaba.

According to a statement signed by NFF Director of Information Ademola Olajire the two new players are Flying Eagles defender Valentine Ozornwafor who shone at the just concluded CAF U-20 Nations Cup as well as well as unknown Denmark-based Paul Onuachu.

Out of favour Leicester City forward, Kelechi Iheanacho was left out of the squad alongside Villarreal forward, Samuel Chukwueze.

The statement added that all invited players, alongside technical and backroom crew, are to report to the Delta State capital on Monday, March 18.


Goalkeepers: Francis Uzoho (Anorthosis Famagusta, Cyprus); Ikechukwu Ezenwa (Katsina United); Daniel Akpeyi (Kaizer Chiefs, South Africa)

Defenders: Olaoluwa Aina (Torino FC, Italy); Abdullahi Shehu (Bursaspor FC, Turkey); Valentine Ozornwafor (Enyimba FC) {U20 defender & Home-based); Chidozie Awaziem (Caykur Rizespor, Turkey); William Ekong (Udinese FC, Italy); Leon Balogun (Brighton & Hove Albion, England); Kenneth Omeruo (CD Leganes, Spain); Jamilu Collins (SC Padeborn 07, Germany)

Midfielders: Semi Ajayi (Rotherham United, England); Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City, England); Oghenekaro Etebo (Stoke City FC, England); John Ogu (Hapoel Be’er Sheva, Israel)

Forwards: Ahmed Musa (Al Nassar FC, Saudi Arabia); Victor Osimhen (Charleroi SC, Belgium); Moses Simon (Levante FC, Spain); Henry Onyekuru (Galatasaray SK, Turkey); Odion Ighalo (Shanghai Shenhua, China); Alex Iwobi (Arsenal FC, England); Samuel Kalu (Girondins Bordeaux, France); Paul Onuachu (FC Midtjyland, Denmark)


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