Eagles Coach Rohr Names Squad for Cote d’Ivoire, Tunisia Friendlies

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Eagles Coach Rohr Names Squad for Cote d’Ivoire, Tunisia Friendlies
Nwolu Obiajulu

Super Eagles’ coach, Gernot Rohr has invited 25 players ahead of October’s friendly matches against Cote d’Ivoire and Tunisia, billed for Austria.

The German tactician named five others to be on standby.

In the games which will mark the Eagles first fixtures this year due to COVID-19 pandemic, Rohr invited key players such as Ahmed Musa, Kenneth Omeruo, William EKong and Wilfred Ndidi as well as new talents Frank Onyeka and Chidera Ejuke.

Also listed in the side were England based forward Kelechi Iheanacho, Victor Osimhen, now in Italy with Napoli, and another former U17 World Cup winner Samuel Chukwueze.

Rohr’s side, now ranked 29th in the world and third in Africa, will play against Elephants of Cote d’Ivoire on 9th October and engage the Carthage Eagles of Tunisia, who are second in Africa in the rankings four days later.

Both fixtures are geared towards preparing the Eagles for next rounds of 2022 AFCON qualifiers, home and away against Sierra Leone in November, 2020.

The Team in Full:

Goalkeepers: Dele Alampasu (FK Ventspils, Latvia); Matthew Yakubu (SKF Sered, Slovakia); Maduka Okoye (Sparta Rotterdam, The Netherlands)

Defenders: Kenneth Omeruo (CD Leganes, Spain); Leon Balogun (Glasgow Rangers, Scotland); Chidozie Awaziem (FC Boavista, Portugal); William Ekong (Udinese FC, Italy); Olaoluwa Aina (Fulham FC, England); Jamilu Collins (SC Padeborn 07, Germany); Oluwasemilogo Ajayi (West Bromwich Albion, England); Zaidu Sanusi (FC Porto, Portugal)

Midfielders: Mikel Agu (Vitoria Guimaraes, Portugal); Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City, England); Frank Onyeka (FC Midtjylland, Denmark); Oghenekaro Etebo (Galatasary SK, Turkey); Samson Tijani (TSV Hartberg, Austria)

Forwards: Ahmed Musa (Al Nassr, Saudi Arabia); Alex Iwobi (Everton FC, England); Victor Osimhen (SSC Napoli, Italy); Moses Simon (FC Nantes, France); Samuel Chukwueze (Villarreal FC, Spain); Cyril Dessers (KRC Genk, Belgium); Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City, England); Samuel Kalu (Girondins Bordeaux, France); Chidera Ejuke (CSKA Moscow, Russia)

Standby: Abdullahi Shehu (Bursaspor, Turkey); Ramon Azeez (Granada CF, Spain); Joshua Maja (Girondins Bordeaux, France); Henry Onyekuru (AS Monaco, France); Tyronne Ebuehi (FC Twente, Netherlands)

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