Fanendo Adi plays for MLS side Portland Timbers Nigeria caretaker coach Samson Siasia has picked uncapped Fanendo Adi, Umar Aminu and ...
|Fanendo Adi plays for MLS side Portland Timbers|
Nigeria caretaker coach Samson Siasia has picked uncapped Fanendo Adi, Umar Aminu and Stanley Amuzie, while Victor Moses and Aaron Samuel have been recalled for this month’s AFCON qualifiers against Egypt.
The 42-man squad has 22 players from the domestic league with 20 pros from abroad.
Adi, 25, fired 19 goals last season for Portland Timbers to clinch a first-ever MLS championship, while Aminu has been in superlative form for Turkish Super League club Osmanlispor and Portugal-based defender Amuzie has bounced back after a long-term knee injury he suffered early last year on duty with the Nigeria U23s.
Nigeria take on Egypt on March 25 in Kaduna with the return leg in Alexandria four days later. Chelsea loanee Victor Moses is staging a return to the Super Eagles after more than a year away.
Striker Aaron Samuel, who recently joined Russian club CSKA Moscow on loan from China, has also been recalled. However there was no place for John Ogu who plays for Hapoel Beer Sheva.
The squad is dominated by several players who have worked with Siasia in the U23 team –skipper Azubuike Okechukwu, Usman Mohammed, Segun Oduduwa, Oghenekaro Etebo, Emmanuel Daniel and Stanley Dimgba.
Otherwise, Siasia has invited the core of the players Sunday Oliseh has worked with during his eight-month stint.
The players include goalkeeper Carl Ikeme, Efe Ambrose, Shehu Abdullahi,Mikel Obi, Ahmed Musa and Moses Simon.
|The full 42 man squad list for the AFCON qualifier against Egypt|