Nigeria Recall IK Uche for Congo and South Africa

Nigeria have recalled Villarreal striker Ikechukwu Uche for next month’s Africa Cup of nations (Afcon) qualifiers against Congo and South Africa.

IK Uche last featured for the Super Eagles in the final of the 2013 Afcon in South Africa, where Nigeria emerged champions for a third time.

There is also a first senior team call up for Nasarawa United midfielder Tony Adjomari.

Aaron Samuel, who got among the goals against Sudan in Abuja, Reading FC impressive playmaker Hope Akpan, Sunday Emmanuel all have the chance to build on the Eagles career following their first call-up last month.

Dolphins FC goal-poacher Emem Eduok is also included in the squad.

Ikechukwu Uche Recalled Finally for Must-Win Qualifiers Congo and Sudan. Image: Getty.
Ikechukwu Uche Recalled Finally for Must-Win Qualifiers Congo and Sudan. Image: Getty.

Nigeria need win by at least two goal margin in Point-Noire to leapfrog Congo into third position and also beat South Africa in Akwa Ibom to secure their passage to Afcon 2015.

All 25 invited players are expected to report at the Bolton White Apartments, Wuse, Abuja on Sunday, November 9.

The full squad:

Goalkeepers
: Vincent Enyeama (Lille OSC, France); Austin Ejide (Hapoel Be’er Sheva, Israel); Chigozie Agbim (Gombe United, Nigeria)

Defenders
: Elderson Echiejile (Monaco FC, France); Juwon Oshaniwa (Ashdod FC, Israel); Efe Ambrose (Celtic FC, Scotland); Solomon Kwambe (Sunshine Stars, Nigeria); Godfrey Oboabona (Rizespor FC, Turkey); Kenneth Omeruo (Middlesbrough FC, England); Azubuike Egwuekwe (Warri Wolves, Nigeria)

Midfielders: John Mikel Obi (Chelsea FC, England); Ogenyi Onazi (SS Lazio, Italy); Hope Akpan (Reading FC, England); Raheem Lawal (Eskisehirspor FC, Turkey); Omatsone Aluko (Hull City, England); Tony Edjomari (Nasarawa United, Nigeria)

Forwards: Ahmed Musa (CSKA Moscow, Russia); Emmanuel Emenike (Fenerbahce FC, Turkey); Gbolahan Salami (Warri Wolves, Nigeria); Osaguona Ighodaro (Enugu Rangers, Nigeria); Ikechukwu Uche (Villareal FC, Spain); Aaron Samuel (Guangzhou R&F, China); Sunday Emmanuel (SV Scholz Grodig, Austria); Babatunde Michael (Volyn Lutsk, Ukraine): Emem Eduok (Dolphins FC, Nigeria)

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