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Super Eagles list: Mikel,Osaze missing

Chelsea FC of England midfielder, John Mikel Obi and West Bromwich Albion hit man, Osaze Odemwingie were again, omitted in the list of foreign-base players invited for Liberia’s clash.

The Super Eagles locks horn with the Liberian national team next month in the final round qualifier for 2013 Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa.

The team’s coach, Stephen Keshi has reiterated that the duo were part of his rebuilding programme but still snubs them for national assignments.

Yobo is back

Skipper, Joseph Yobo and Russia-based power-playing forward Emmanuel Emenike, as well as eight other overseas-based players made the list.

The NFF Media Officer, Ademola Olajire revealed on Friday night that:  “At a meeting in the NFF Secretariat in Abuja on Friday, the former libero briefed the NFF Technical Sub-Committee on his conviction about all players on the list and it was duly approved.”

Also listed are goalkeeper; Vincent Enyeama, defenders; Efe Ambrose and Elderson Echiejile, midfielder; Obiora Nwankwo and forwards; Victor Moses, Ahmed Musa and Ikechukwu Uche.

Effervescent midfielder; Nosa Igiebor and in-form marksman; Brown Ideye complete the list of 11 players, who will team up with the home-based players that played a 0-0 draw with the Mena of Niger in an international friendly in Niamey last week.


Chairman of the NFF Technical Sub-Committee, Barrister Chris Green, said after the meeting: “Coach Keshi gave his reasons for inviting each of the players and we all agreed with him that these players are in good form presently and will do the job for Nigeria against Liberia.”


Goalkeeper: Vincent Enyeama (Maccabi Tel Aviv, Israel)

Defenders: Joseph Yobo (Fenerbahce, Turkey); Efe Ambrose (Ashdod FC, Israel); Elderson Echiejile (Sporting Braga, Portugal)

Midfielders and Forwards: Nosa Igiebor (Real Betis, Spain); Obiora Nwankwo (Calcio Padova, Italy); Victor Moses (Wigan Athletic, England); Ahmed Musa (CSKA Moscow, Russia); Ikechukwu Uche (Villarreal, Spain); Emmanuel Emenike (Spartak Moscow, Russia); Brown Ideye (Dynamo Kyiv, Ukraine)

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