Heartland of Owerri goaltender Ikechuchekwu Ezenwa makes a return to the Super Eagles as he joins Enyimba’s winger Anayo Iwuala in 25 man invited players from the Nigeria Professional League for Nigeria’s friendly against Mexico on July 4th.
Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr has left out European base stars such as Leicester City Kelechi Iheanacho, Wilfred Ndidi and Everton of England Alex Iwobi, as well as Belgium League Best Player and Golden Boot winner, Genk’s Paul Onuachu from the friendly which will be played in the United State of America.
The friendly game comes up after the double header friendly match against the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon played earlier this month in Austria.
The invited players for the friendly encounter against the CONCACAF Gold Cup reigning Champion,
Nigeria Full List:
Goalkeepers: Ikechukwu Ezenwa (Heartland FC), John Noble (Enyimba FC),
Defenders: Olisah Ndah (Akwa United), Adekunle Adeleke (Abia Warriors), Tope Olusesi (Rangers International), Ifeanyi Anaemena (Rivers United), Christopher Nwaeze (Kwara United), Enyinnaya Kazie ( Rivers United), Mohammed Zirkiflu (Plateau United), Imoh Ubot (Enyimba FC), Tebo Franklin Degaulle (Nasarawa United), Lawal Oriyomi Murtala (Kwara United)
Midfielders: Anthony Shimaga (Rangers International), Seth Mayi (Akwa United), Uche Nwasonaya (Plateau United), Samuel Nnoshiri (Katsina United), Ekundayo Ojo (Enyimba FC)
Forwards: Anayo Iwuala (Enyimba FC), Stephen Jude (Kwara United), Ibrahim Olawoyin (Rangers International), Charles Ashimene (Akwa United), Chinonso Ezewe (Rangers International), Auwalu Ali Malam (Kano Pillars), Neurot Emmanuel (Plateau United), Abdulmutalif Sanusi (Kwara United).
The 2013 African Cup of Nations champion last two friendly matches ended 1-0 loss and 1-1 draw against Cameroon in the double header friendly played earlier this month in Austria.