Amokachi Reveals Nigeria Squad For Bolivia And South Africa Encounters

Amokachi Reveals Nigeria Squad For Bolivia And South Africa Encounters

Nigeria national team stand-in coach Daniel Amokachi has revealed a list of 28 players who have been called up to represent the Super Eagles on international duty in two friendly matches against Bolivia and South Africa.

The Nigerians are without an official coach at the moment, but in the interim Amokachi has been handling national team matters, until an agreement with Stephen Keshi or another potential coach can be finalised.

John Obi Mikel was not included in the squad, as he is still recovering from injury. There is also the potential for new names to make their debuts, as Aalesund defender Akeem Latifu and Watford forward Odion Ighalo make the squad.

Keeper Vincent Enyeama is set to achieve his 100th cap with the national team, if he plays against the South Americans. Victor Moses has been asked to remain on standby for the matches, if needed, as he is returning from injury and believes that he is fit to play if required.

The called up Super Eagles will report to the Le Meridien Hotel, in Uyo on Monday, March 23 to prepare for the two matches.

Nigeria will face Bolivia on March 26 before travelling to South Africa to take on Bafana in Mbombela on March 29.

Nigeria National Team Squad

Goalkeepers: Vincent Enyeama (Lille OSC, France); Theophilus Afelokhai (Kano Pillars); Chidiebere Eze (Ifeanyi Ubah United)

Defenders: Chima Akas (Sharks), Godfrey Oboabona (Rizespor, Turkey), Azubuike Egwuekwe (Warri Wolves), Nelson Ogbonnaya (Heartland), Kenneth Omeruo (Middlesbrough, England), Akeem Latifu (Aalesunds FC, Norway), Leon Balogun (Darmstadt 98, Germany)

Midfielders: Ogenyi Onazi (SS Lazio, Italy), Steven Ukoh (Biel-Bienne FC, Switzerland); Omatsone Aluko (Hull City, England), Hope Akpan (Reading FC, England); John Ogu (Hapoel Be’er Sheva, Israel), Babatunde Michael (Volyn Lutsk, Ukraine), Joseph Nathaniel (Sharks), Kingsley Sokari (Enyimba)

Forwards: Ahmed Musa (CSKA Moscow, Russia), Aaron Samuel (Guangzhou R&F, China), Brown Ideye (West Brom, England), Odion Ighalo (Watford FC, England), Anthony Ujah (FC Cologne, Germany); Moses Simon (KAA Gent, Belgium), Ubong Moses (Kano Pillars), Stanley Dimgba (Warri Wolves), Mfon Udoh (Enyimba)

On Standby In Case Of Injury – Victor Moses (Stoke City, England)