Super Eagles’ Technical Adviser, Gernor Rohr has invited 25 players for next month’s friendlies against the Elephants of Cote d’Ivoire and the Carthage Eagles of Tunisia, scheduled in Austra.
The Eagles manager has also extended invitations to former U17 Goalkeeper Dele Alampasu and most recent captain of the Golden Eaglets, Samson Tijani.
Napoli top notch striker Victor Osimhen, tops the list of the 25 man Eagles and five other players are on stanby.
Other new players invited to the team to join Samson Tijani as maiden call ups are Chidera Ejike, Frank Onyeka and Portugal based Zaidu Sanusi.
The Super Eagles of Nigeria, ranked 29th in the world and 3rd in Africa will take on the Elephants of Ivory Coast on the 9th October and four days later will engage 2nd African ranked team the Carthage Eagles of Tunisia.
The friendlies are meant to fine tune the Super Eagles for the AFCON qualifiers against Sierra Leone, on home and away matches in November. The friendlies games have been arranged by the Nigeria Football Federation.
Goalkeepers: Dele Alampasu (FK Ventspils, Latvia); Matthew Yakubu (SKF Sered, Slovakia); Maduka Okoye (Sparta Rotterdam, The Netherlands)
Defenders: Kenneth Omeruo (CD Leganes, Spain); Leon Balogun (Glasgow Rangers, Scotland); Chidozie Awaziem (FC Boavista, Portugal); William Ekong (Udinese FC, Italy); Olaoluwa Aina (Fulham FC, England); Jamilu Collins (SC Padeborn 07, Germany); Oluwasemilogo Ajayi (West Bromwich Albion, England); Zaidu Sanusi (FC Porto, Portugal)
Midfielders: Mikel Agu (Vitoria Guimaraes, Portugal); Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City, England); Frank Onyeka (FC Midtjylland, Denmark); Oghenekaro Etebo (Galatasary SK, Turkey); Samson Tijani (TSV Hartberg, Austria)
Forwards: Ahmed Musa (Al Nassr, Saudi Arabia); Alex Iwobi (Everton FC, England); Victor Osimhen (SSC Napoli, Italy); Moses Simon (FC Nantes, France); Samuel Chukwueze (Villarreal FC, Spain); Cyril Dessers (KRC Genk, Belgium); Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City, England); Samuel Kalu (Girondins Bordeaux, France); Chidera Ejuke (CSKA Moscow, Russia)