The poor form of Emmanuel Emenike at this Turkish club may have cost him his place in the Super Eagles set-up as he was overlooked in the list of 28 players selected by ‘interim Super Eagles Coach, Daniel Amokachi, for the two friendly games ahead of the national team against Bolivia and South Africa.
The Nigeria Football Federation, Tuesday morning, made public the list of players selected for the double-header and aside Emenike, Celtic FC’s Efe Ambrose, as well as injured Mikel Obi were some of the other high profile names missing in the roster.
On the other hand, the likes of Brown Ideye, John Ogu were handed a recall to the national team after a seemingly long absence from national team while Stoke City’s Victor Moses has been placed on standby to complete the list of 28 players invited.
Also ten home based players led by Enyimba striker, Mfon Udoh, were handed invitation in the robust list drawn up for the Bolivia friendly billed for the Akwa Ibom International Stadium on March 26 and against South Africa three days later in Nelspruit.
Goalkeepers: Vincent Enyeama (Lille OSC, France); Theophilus Afelokhai (Kano Pillars); Chidiebere Eze (Ifeanyi Ubah United)
Defenders: Chima Akas (Sharks FC); Godfrey Oboabona (Rizespor FC, Turkey); Azubuike Egwuekwe (Warri Wolves); Nelson Ogbonnaya (Heartland FC)
Kenneth Omeruo (Middlesbrough FC, England); Akeem Latifu (Aalesunds FC, Norway); Leon Balogun (Darmstadt 98, Germany)
Midfielders: Ogenyi Onazi (SS Lazio, Italy); Steven Ukoh (Biel-Bienne FC, Switzerland); Omatsone Aluko (Hull City, England);Joseph Nathaniel (Sharks FC); Kingsley Sokari (Enyimba FC
Hope Akpan (Reading FC, England); John Ogu (Hapoel Be’er Sheva, Israel); Babatunde Michael (Volyn Lutsk, Ukraine);
Forwards: Ahmed Musa (CSKA Moscow, Russia); Aaron Samuel (Guangzhou R&F, China); Brown Ideye (West Brom, England);
Odion Ighalo (Watford FC, England); Anthony Ujah (FC Cologne, Germany); Moses Simon (KAA Gent, Belgium); Ubong Moses (Kano Pillars); Stanley Dimgba (Warri Wolves); Mfon Udoh (Enyimba FC); Standby – Victor Moses (Stoke City, England)