Home based players to feature as Super Eagles get Liberia friendly

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Super Eagles of Nigeria (Photo Credit: Reuters)

The Nigeria national team, the Super Eagles, will play the Lone Stars of Liberia in an international friendly in Monrovia on Tuesday.

Already, Coach Gernot Rohr has listed goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa, defenders Adeleye Olamilekan of FC IfeanyiUbah and Ebube Duru of Lobi Stars, as well as Enyimba FC forward Sunday Adetunji for the test match.

Also, Enyimba FC’s captain, Mfon Udoh, has been included in the list of 18 Super Eagles who will play the Lone Star of Liberia in Monrovia

Apart from goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa who travelled with the team to Seychelles for Saturday’s 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against the Pirates, all the other home-based professionals have been directed to report at the Sheraton Hotel on September 10, latest by 3 p.m.

Ezenwa and the 13 other players would fly into Lagos from Addis Ababa on Monday before the contingent is flown to Monrovia on Monday night aboard an Arik Airplane.

The match is in celebration of Liberian President, former World Footballer of the Year, George Oppong Weah, and is scheduled for Tuesday evening at the 35,000 –capacity Samuel Kanyon Doe Sports Complex.

FULL SUPER EAGLES’ LIST FOR LIBERIA

Goalkeepers: Ikechukwu Ezenwa (Enyimba FC); Daniel Akpeyi (Chippa United, South Africa)

Defenders: Semi Ajayi (Rotherham United, England); Chidozie Awaziem (FC Porto, Portugal); Adeleye Olamilekan (FC IfeanyiUbah); Jamilu Collins (SC Paderborn 07, Germany); Ebube Duru (Lobi Stars)

Midfielders: Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City, England); Oghenekaro Etebo (Stoke City FC, England); John Ogu (Hapoel Be’er Sheva, Israel); Kelechi Nwakali (FC Porto, Portugal); Joel Obi (AC Chievo Verona, Italy)

Forwards: Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City, England); Simeon Nwankwo (Crotone FC, Italy); Henry Onyekuru (Galatasaray SK, Turkey); Sunday Adetunji (Enyimba FC); Samuel Kalu (Bordeaux FC, France); Mfon Udoh (Enyimba FC)


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