Carl Ikeme: Wolves goalkeeper in Nigeria squad for the 2017 Afcon qualifier
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Carl Ikeme: Wolves goalkeeper in Nigeria squad for the 2017 Afcon qualifier

Kenny Awotorebo

Wolves goalkeeper Carl Ikeme has been included in the Nigeria squad for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Tanzania next month.

Captain Vincent Enyeama will lead the 18 foreign-based players to Abuja where they are expected to join up with 23 Nigeria-based players by 31 August.

“Coach Oliseh has fulfilled his promise that only players playing regularly at the top level will be invited,” Nigeria Football Federation spokesman Ademola Olajire told BBC Sport.

“This is a new opportunity for some old players as well players who have been on the fringes of the squad.

“The locally-based players are already in Abuja, now the preparations can truly begin for Mr Oliseh and his players.”

Nigeria 18-man foreign squad:

Goalkeepers: Vincent Enyeama (Lille, France); Carl Ikeme (Wolverhampton Wanderers, England)

Defenders: Leon Balogun (FSV Mainz 05, Germany); Kingsley Madu (AS Trencin, Slovakia); Godfrey Oboabona (Rizespor, Turkey); William Troost Ekong (FK Haugesund, Norway); Kenneth Omeruo (Kasimpasa, Turkey)

Midfielders: Joel Obi (Torina FC, Italy); Izunna Ernest Uzochukwu (FC Amkar Perm, Russia); Obiora Nwankwo (Coimbra FC, Portugal); Lukman Haruna (Anzhi, Russia); Rabiu Ibrahim (AS Trencin, Slovakia)

Forwards: Ahmed Musa (CSKA Moscow, Russia); Emem Eduok (Esperance, Tunisia); Emmanuel Emenike (Al Ain, UAE); Anthony Ujah (Werder Bremen, Germany); Sylvester Igboun (FC UFA, Russia); Moses Simon (KAA Gent, Belgium)

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