Super Eagles Coach Gernot Rohr has named a 24-man squad for this month 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers matches against Sierra Leone, MySportDab reports.
FC Köln right-back Kingsley Ehizibue and Top scorer in the Dutch Eredivisie Cyriel Dessers both got their first national team call ups.
26-year-old Dessers has a Belgian father and a Nigerian mother and already declared his interest to represent Nigeria, while Ehizibue was born in Germany qualifies to play for through his dad.
MySportDab understands the 24-year-old right-back has played 21 matches for FC Koln in the Bundesliga this season.
Meanwhile, Oghenekaro Etebo and Kelechi Iheanacho have made a return to the squad after missing the win over Benin Republic and Lesotho game last year.
Nigeria host Sierra Leone at the Stephen Keshi Stadiumin Asaba on Friday, March 27 before traveling to Freetown to face them again at the Siaka Stevens Stadium in the return four days later.
24-man Super Eagles Squad For AFCON Qualifier
Goalkeepers: Ikechukwu Ezenwa (Heartland FC), Daniel Akpeyi (Kaizer Chiefs, South Africa), Maduka Okoye
Defenders: Kenneth Omeruo (CD Leganes), Leon Balogun (Wigan Athletic), William Ekong (Udinese FC), Olaoluwa Aina (Torino FC), Jamilu Collins (SC Padeborn 07), Oluwasemilogo Ajayi (West Bromwich Albion); Kingsley Ehizibue (FC Koln), Chidozie Awaziem (CD Leganes).
Midfielders: Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City, England), Abdullahi Shehu (Bursaspor FC, Turkey), Joseph Ayodele-Aribo (Glasgow Rangers, Scotland), Etebo Oghenekaro (Getafe FC, Spain), Ramon Azeez (Granada FC, Spain).
Forwards: Alexander Iwobi (Everton FC, England), Victor Osimhen (Lille OSC, France), Ahmed Musa (Al Nassr, Saudi Arabia), Samuel Chukwueze (Villarreal FC, Spain), Cyril Dessers (Heracles Almelo, Netherlands), Moses Simon (FC Nantes, France), Samuel Kalu (Girondins Bordeaux, France), Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City, England).
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