Rohr unveils Super Eagles squad for South Africa, Uganda matches


Head coach of the Super Eagles, Gernot Rohr, has named his 23-man squad for next month’s 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against South Africa and a friendly against Uganda three days later.

Charleroi forward, Victor Osimhen, has been recalled to the team for the first time since June 2017.

There are first-time call-ups for Osimhen’s U-17 World Cup-winning teammate Samuel Chuwkueze of Villarreal, along with FC Ifeanyi Ubah defender Adeleye Olamilekan.

Wilfred Ndidi is left out, as he will serve a suspension after picking up two yellow cards against Seychelles and Libya.

Captain John Mikel Obi is again missing, despite playing and scoring for his Chinese club over the weekend.


Goalkeepers: Francis Uzoho (Elche FC, Spain); Ikechukwu Ezenwa (Enyimba FC); Daniel Akpeyi (Chippa United, South Africa)

Defenders: Ola Aina (Torino FC, Italy); Adeleye Aniyikaye (FC Ifeanyi Ubah); Semi Ajayi (Rotherham United, England); Bryan Idowu (Lokomotiv Moscow, Russia); William Troost-Ekong (Udinese FC, Italy); Leon Balogun (Brighton & Hove Albion, England); Kenneth Omeruo (CD Leganes, Spain); Jamilu Collins (SC Paderborn 07, Germany)

Midfielders: Oghenekaro Etebo (Stoke City FC, England); John Ogu (Hapoel Be’er Sheva, Israel); Mikel Agu (Vitoria Setubal FC, Portugal)

Forwards: Ahmed Musa (Al Nasr FC, Saudi Arabia); Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City, England); Moses Simon (Levante FC, Spain); Victor Osimhen (Royal Charleroi SC, Belgium); Odion Ighalo (Changchun Yatai, China); Alex Iwobi (Arsenal FC, England); Samuel Kalu (Bordeaux FC, France); Isaac Success (Watford FC, England); Samuel Chukwueze (Villarreal FC, Spain) Standby: Henry Onyekuru (Galatasaray SK, Turkey); Chidozie Awaziem (FC Porto, Portugal); Nyima Nwagua (Kano Pillars FC); Sunday Adetunji (Enyimba FC); Junior Lokosa (Kano Pillars FC).