Keshi Names 23-Man Party For the Confederations Cup.

Super Eagles.
Super Eagles.

Coach Stephen Keshi has made nine changes to his squad for the Confederations Cup from the victorious Super Eagles at the African Nations Cup in February.

The Super Eagles coach has called upon four uncapped players while the likes of John Ogu, Gambo Mohammed, Emeka Eze and two others just made their first international appearances in the May 31 friendly match against Mexico in the USA.

Two of Nigeria’s ring leaders at the AFCON 2013, Victor Moses and Emmanuel Emenike have been ruled out as a result of injury while Joseph Yobo, Peter Odemwingie, Ikechukwu Uche and Obafemi Martins were also exempted.

Nigeria will play Namibia in another crucial World Cup qualifier in Windhoek on Wednesday before traveling to Brazil.

The African Champions are placed in Group B along with Tahiti, Uruguay and Spain for the Confederations Cup, which begins from June 15-30.

Full Squad:

Goalkeepers: Chigozie Agbim (Enugu Rangers), Austin Ejide (Hapoel Beer Sheva), Vincent Enyeama (Maccabi Tel Aviv);

Defenders: Efe Ambrose (Celtic), Francis Benjamin (Heartland FC), Azubuike Egwuekwe (Warri Wolves), Elderson Echiejile (Sporting Braga), Solomon Kwambe, Godfrey Oboabona (both Sunshine Stars), Kenneth Omeruo (ADO Den Haag);

Midfielders: Fegor Ogude (Valerenga), John Ogu (Academica Combra), Emeka Eze (Enugu Rangers), John Obi Mikel (Chelsea FC), Ogenyi Onazi (Lazio), Sunday Mba (Enugu Rangers);

Forwards: Joseph Akpala (Werder Bremen), Michael Babatunde (FC Kryvbas), Brown Ideye (Dynamo Kiev), Mohammed Gambo (Kano Pillars), Nnamdi Oduamadi (Varese), Anthony Ujah (FC Cologne), Ahmed Musa (CSKA Moscow).