Super Eagles coach Stephen Keshi has listed an unchanged 23-man party from the Malawi qualifier for next month’s Fifa World Cup third round African qualifying match in Addis Ababba, Ethiopia.
Nigeria will play the ‘Walyas Antelopes’ of Ethiopia on Saturday, October 12 while the return leg has been slated for Saturday, November 16 at the UJ Esuene Stadium, Calabar.
Lille Metropole goalkeeper and stand-in Eagles captain Vincent Enyeama topped the list which also has Austin Ejide, Mikel Obi, Victor Moses, Ogenyi Onazi, Emmanuelle Emenike and Godfrey Obaobona.
CSKA Moscow forward, Ahmed Musa, Uche Nwofor, who joined SC Heerenveen on a season-long loan, has also been called up.
The list comprises of three goalkeepers, seven defenders, seven midfielders and six strikers.
Chigozie Agbim, Francis Benjamin, Azubuikwe Egwuekwe, Solomon Kwambe and Sunday Mba are the home-based players set to make the trip.
The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) says they would like to have the team train for four days in Abuja, before traveling to Addis Ababa on the eve of the match.
THE FULL LIST
Goalkeepers: Vincent Enyeama (Lille FC, France); Austin Ejide (Hapoel Be’er Sheva, Israel); Chigozie Agbim (Enugu Rangers, Nigeria)
Defenders: Elderson Echiejile (Sporting Braga, Portugal); Benjamin Francis (Heartland FC, Nigeria); Efe Ambrose (Celtic FC, Scotland); Solomon Kwambe (Sunshine Stars, Nigeria); James Okwuosa (Chippa United, South Africa); Godfrey Oboabona (Rizespor FC, Turkey); Azubuike Egwuekwe (Warri Wolves, Nigeria)
Midfielders: John Mikel Obi (Chelsea FC, England); Ogenyi Onazi (SS Lazio, Italy); John Ogu (Academica de Coimbra, Portugal); Victor Moses (Chelsea FC, England); Nnamdi Oduamadi (AC Milan, Italy); Nosa Igiebor (Real Betis, Spain); Sunday Mba (Enugu Rangers, Nigeria)
Forwards: Ahmed Musa (CSKA Moscow, Russia); Brown Ideye (Dynamo Kyiv, Ukraine); Shola Ameobi (Newcastle United, England); Emmanuel Emenike (Fenerbahce FC, Turkey); Uche Nwofor (SC Heerenveen, Netherlands); Obinna Nsofor (Lokomotiv Moscow, Russia)