- Gernot Rohr has named the 24 Super Eagles players who will face Libya
- Eagles captain Mikel Obi will miss the two 2019 AFCON qualifying games
- Goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa is the only home based player called by the coach
Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has released the names of his players who will face Libya this month in the 2019 African Cup of Nations qualifying games.
Captain of the team Mikel Obi is not among these 24 Super Eagles players to face Libya and Ahmed Musa is expected to lead the attack for Gernot Rohr.
Enyimba goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa is the only home based player who made the list and he will be a backup for current number one Francis Uzoho.
THE FULL LIST
Goalkeepers: Francis Uzoho (Elche FC, Spain); Ikechukwu Ezenwa (Enyimba FC); Daniel Akpeyi (Chippa United, South Africa)
Defenders: Olaoluwa Aina (Torino FC, Italy); Abdullahi Shehu (Bursaspor FC, Turkey); Semi Ajayi (Rotherham United, England); Bryan Idowu (Lokomotiv Moscow, Russia); Chidozie Awaziem (FC Porto, Portugal); William Ekong (Udinese FC, Italy); Leon Balogun (Brighton & Hove Albion, England); Kenneth Omeruo (CD Leganes, Spain); Jamilu Collins (SC Padeborn 07, Germany)
Midfielders: Ogenyi Onazi (Trabzonspor FC, Turkey); Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City, England); Oghenekaro Etebo (Stoke City FC, England); John Ogu (Hapoel Be’er Sheva, Israel)
Forwards: Ahmed Musa (Al Nasr FC, Saudi Arabia); Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City, England); Moses Simon (Levante FC, Italy); Henry Onyekuru (Galatasaray SK, Turkey); Odion Ighalo (Changchun Yatai, China); Alex Iwobi (Arsenal FC, England); Samuel Kalu (Bordeaux FC, France); Isaac Success (Watford FC, England).
Meanwhile, All invited players are to report in the Akwa Ibom, Uyo, on Monday, October 8, for preparation of the game.
Libya are current topping the Group with 4 points, same point with South Africa who are second, while the Super Eagles of Nigeria are third on the log with 3 points after two games played.
Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how the 2018 World Cup kit used by the Super Eagles of Nigeria was shortlisted among the 87 nominees for the Beazley Designs of the Year 2018.
Beazley Designs award of the year started 12 years ago and it is an annual event that is being done by London's Design Museum.
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