Ahead of Super Eagles crucial FIFA World Cup tie against the Harambee Stars of Kenya on March 23 in Calabar, Cross River state, head coach, Stephen Okechukwu Keshi has invited 24 home-based players to camp.
The players who were picked from the Nigeria Premier League, has Africa Cup of Nations stars Sunday Mba and Godfrey Oboabona leading the local players to camp which opens on Sunday, March 10 at the Bolton White Apartments – Abuja, their regular camping site.
The list of foreign-based players that will join the squad will be announced on Thursday, March 7.
The invited players are: Goalkeepers – Chigozie Agbim, Rangers; Daniel Akpeyi, Heartland and Dele Ajiboye, 3SC. Defenders – Azubuike Egwueke, Warri Wolves; Papa Idris, Kano Pillars; Godfrey Oboabona, Sunshine Stars; Benjamin Francis, Heartland; Solomon Kwambe, Heartland; Chibuzor Okonkwo, Rangers; Ezekiel Bassey, Lobi Stars; Mohamed Zubaru, Niger Tornadoes and Umar Zango, Kano Pillars;
Midfielders & Forwards are: Reuben Gabriel, Kano Pillars; Gomo Ohanduku, Sharks; Mannir Ubale, Kano Pillars; Sunday Mba, Warri Wolves; Gambo Muhammed, Kano Pillars; Pius Samson, Ranchers Bees; Obinna Nwanchukwu, Heartland; Saka Ayo, Enyimba; Jiya Muhammed, Bayelsa FC; Emeka Ezeh, Rangers; Anthony Okputu, Lobi Stars and Adepoju Taofeek, 3SC