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Akpeyi And Musa Return As Rohr Names 23-Man Squad For Benin, Lesotho Games
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Akpeyi And Musa Return As Rohr Names 23-Man Squad For Benin, Lesotho Games

Felix Egbomuche

Felix Egbomuche

Nigerian coach, Gernot Rohr, has recalled Daniel Akpeyi and captain, Ahmed Musa, to the Super Eagles squad for next month's AFCON qualifiers.

Akpeyi was left out of the team that faced Brazil in an international friendly against Brazil in Singapore while Ahmed Musa withdrew because of injury.

But with first-choice goalkeeper, Francis Uzoho, injured, Akpeyi who has not been involved in a Super Eagles game since the Africa Cup of Nations has been brought back.

Defender, Kenneth Omeruo, also makes a return after missing Nigeria's last two games, with Bryan Idowu and Mikel Agu also returning.

Rohr has decided not to risk Oghenekaro Etebo who was a doubt for the games but Victor Osimhen makes the cut despite suffering an injury in Lille 3-0 victory over Bordeaux last weekend.

See the full list below:

Goalkeepers: Daniel Akpeyi (Kaizer Chiefs, South Africa); Ikechukwu Ezenwa (Heartland FC); Maduka Okoye (Fortuna Dusseldorf, Germany)

Defenders: Kenneth Omeruo (CD Leganes, Spain); Abdullahi Shehu (Bursaspor FC, Turkey); Chidozie Awaziem (CD Leganes, Spain); William Ekong (Udinese FC, Italy); Olaoluwa Aina (Torino FC, Italy); Jamilu Collins (SC Paderborn 07, Germany); Oluwasemilogo Ajayi (West Bromwich Albion, England); Bryan Idowu (Lokomotiv Moscow, Russia)

Midfielders: Alexander Iwobi (Everton FC, England); Mikel Agu (Vitoria Guimaraes, Portugal); Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City, England); Joseph Ayodele-Aribo (Glasgow Rangers, Scotland); Ramon Azeez (Granada FC, Spain)

Forwards (7): Ahmed Musa (Al-Nassr, Saudi Arabia); Victor Osimhen (Lille OSC, France); Moses Simon (FC Nantes, France); Samuel Chukwueze (Villarreal FC, Spain); Paul Onuachu (KRC Genk, Belgium); Emmanuel Dennis (Club Brugge, Belgium); Samuel Kalu (Girondins Bordeaux, France).