Moses Simon included as Sampson Siasia tinker Super Eagles

Moses Simon has been outstanding for the Eagles
Moses Simon has been outstanding for the Eagles
Nigeria’s caretaker head coach, Samson Siasia, has included a handful of new faces, including Fanendo Adi and Stanley Amuzie, in his 42-man roster for the 2017 Afcon qualifying games against Egypt in March.

Some of the new players were drawn from the under-23 team which Siasia managed before he took charge of the Super Eagles following Sunday Oliseh’s resignation last month.

Sincere Seth and Segun Oduduwa are new inclusions from the domestic front. Under-23 captain Azubuike Okechukwu is also in the mix.

New call-ups from overseas are Portugal-based Stanley Amuzie and Portland Timbers forward Fanendo Adi.

However, Siasia has stuck to the regulars that include John Obi Mikel, Elderson Echiejile, Carl Ikeme, Odion Ighalo, Moses Simon, Victor Moses and team captain Ahmed Musa.

HOME-BASED PROFESSIONALS

Goalkeepers: Ikechukwu Ezenwa (Sunshine Stars); Olufemi Thomas (Enyimba FC); Emmanuel Daniel (Enugu Rangers)

Defenders: Kalu Orji Okogbue (Enugu Rangers); Chibuzor Okonkwo (FC Ifeanyiubah); Mathew Etim (Enugu Rangers); Austin Obaroakpo (Abia Warriors); Sincere Seth (Rhapsody FC); Segun Oduduwa (Nath Boys); Chima Akas (Akwa United); Chris Madaki (Kano Pillars); Oke Ogogatewho (Sunshine Stars)

Midfielders: Ifeanyi Mathew (Kano Pillars); Usman Mohammed (FC Taraba); Etebo Oghenekaro (Warri Wolves); Yau Hassan (Wikki Tourists); Stanley Dimgba (Warri Wolves)

Forwards: Ezekiel Bassey (Enyimba FC); Prince Aggreh (Kano Pillars); Bright Onyedikachi (FC Ifeanyiubah); Chisom Chikatara (Abia Warriors); Godwin Obaje (Wikki Tourists)

OVERSEAS-BASED PROFESSIONALS

Goalkeepers: Carl Ikeme (Wolverhampton Wanderers, England); Daniel Akpeyi (Chippa United, South Africa)

Defenders: Efe Ambrose (Celtic FC, Scotland); Abdullahi Shehu (Uniao da Madeira, Portugal); Elderson Echiejile (AS Monaco, France); Stanley Amuzie (Olhanense FC, Portugal); Godfrey Oboabona (Caykur Rizespor, Turkey); Kenneth Omeruo (Kasimpasa FC, Turkey)

Midfielders: Ogenyi Onazi (SS Lazio, Italy); John Obi Mikel (Chelsea FC, England); Kelechi Iheanacho (Manchester City, England); Azubuike Okechukwu (Yeni Matalyspor, Turkey)

Forwards: Ahmed Musa (CSKA Moscow, Russia); Moses Simon (KAA Gent, Belgium); Victor Moses (West Ham United, England); Aminu Umar (Osmanlispor FK, Turkey); Odion Ighalo (Watford FC, England); Aaron Samuel (CSKA Moscow, Russia); Alex Iwobi (Arsenal FC, England); Fanendo Adi (Portland Timbers, USA)

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