Coach Salisu Yusuf has announced the Super Eagles’ squad for the upcoming friendly match between Nigeria and Mexico.
Yusuf listed 30 Super Eagles Players set to face prosecute the Tricolors of Mexico on the AT & T Stadium.
The March comes up on the May 28 and will be the third time the Nigerian national team will confront the CONCACAF giants.
The Super Eagles are yet to win a game against Mexico with the Tricolors having qualified for the 2022 Qatar World Cup.
In 2014, the Super settled for a goalless draw against Mexico before being thrashed 4-0 in 2022.
Salisu Yusuf who is the Super Eagles’ First Assistant Coach included 8 home-based players in the 30-man list.
Big names in the Super Eagles absent from the Squad are Kelechi Iheanacho ( Leicester City) and Odion Ighalo (Al Hilal).
The list which was made available on Tuesday by the Communications Department of Nigeria Football Federation featured the likes of Moses Simon and Ahmed Musa who is the captain of the team.
The Super Eagles will clashed with Ecuador also on 2nd of June at the Red Bull Arena after the Mexico friendly still in the United States.
Some home-based goalkeepers included in the 30-Man list are Adewalw Adeyinka and Ojo Olorunleke. They are included as backups to Maduke Okoye.
The former Coach of the CHAN U-23 National Team also included strikers such as Ishaq Rafiu, Victor Mbaoma.
The 30-Man list is expected to be further trimmed into 25-Man list that will actually travel to the United States for the game.
The double-header friendlies is arranged to keep the Super Eagles set for the upcoming 2023 AFCON Qualifiers.
The team will play Sierra Leone, Sao Tome & Principe and Morocco.
Below is a full list of 30-Man list:
Maduka Okoye, Adewale Adeyinka, and Ojo Olorunleke
Olaoluwa Aina, Abdullahi Shehu, Zaidu Sanusi, and William Ekong, Leon Balogun, Isa Ali, and Chigozie Awaziem. Oluwasemilogo Ajayi, Calvin Bassey, and Ibrahim Buhari
Joseph Ayodele-Aribo, Alex Iwobi, and Oghenekaro Etebo, Chiamaka Madu, Babatunde Afeez Nosiru, Azubuike Okechukwu Samson Tijani, and Alhassan Yusuf.
Ahmed Musa, Samuel Chukwueze, Moses Simon, Ademola Lookman, Sadiq Umar, Emmanuel, Cyriel Dessers, Victor Mbaoma, and Ishaq Rafiu