Israel-based goalie, Vincent Enyeama tops a list of 15 foreign-based pros invited by Super Eagles’ Head Coach, Stephen Keshi, for this month’s 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying match against the Harambee Stars of Kenya at the U.J. Esuene Stadium, Calabar.
Eleven of those called were in the squad that lifted the Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa last month, while weapon of mass destruction, Obafemi Martins makes a sensational return to the national team after been left out of the squad that won the AFCON in South Africa last month. Ukraine-based Babatunde Michael, who played for the Dream Team at the inaugural CAF U-23 Championship in Morocco 15 months ago, also earned a call-up just as midfielder Nnamdi Oduamadi who held sway in the U-23 squad for their qualifying matches, also got an invitation.
Little known midfielder – John Ogu who is based in Portugal, got a surprise call up.he biggest dark horse, so to say, is Portugal-based midfielder John Ogu.
Goalkeepers: Vincent Enyeama (Maccabi Tel Aviv, Israel); Austin Ejide (Hapoel Be’er Sheva, Israel)
Defenders: Efe Ambrose (Celtic FC, Scotland); Elderson Echiejile (FC Braga, Portugal); Kenneth Omeruo (ADO Den Haag, The Netherlands)
Midfielders: John Mikel Obi (Chelsea FC, England); Ogenyi Onazi (SS Lazio, Italy); Fegor Ogude (Valerenga FC, Norway); John Ogu (Academica de Coimbra, Portugal)
Forwards: Ahmed Musa (CSKA Moscow, Russia); Brown Ideye (Dynamo Kyiv, Ukraine); Victor Moses (Chelsea FC, England); Babatunde Michael (Kryvbas Kryvyi Rih, Ukraine); Nnamdi Oduamadi (A.S Varese 1910 FC,
Italy); Obafemi Martins (Levante FC, Spain)