Mikel snubbed again as Keshi picks 23 for Malawi

European Champions league winner with Chelsea football club of England, Mikel Obi as been snubbed again by Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi, as the latter named the squad that will play against Malawi on Saturday

Stand in captain, Vincent Enyeama leads the list of the 23 players picked for the World cup qualifying match against the Flames of Malawi.

Enyeama along with the other 22 players will Thursday night,depart Abuja for Blantyre, Malawi.

The other players who made the list to travel to Malawi are Austin Ejide and Chigozie Agbim (the other two goalkeepers), Godfrey Oboabona, Azubuike Egwueke, Gege Soriola, Papa Idris, Efe Ambrose, Elderson Echejile and Juwon Oshaniwa make up the list of defenders.

While in the midfield sees Gabriel Reuben, Raheem Lawal, Obiorah Nwankwo, Ejike Uzoenyi, Obinna Nwachukw, Henry Uche, Ahmed Musa and John Utaka. The hunt for goals will be led by Victor Moses, Sunday Mba, Ikechukwu Uche, Omatsone Aluko and Uche Kalu.

With this development, three players in camp have been dropped but could return for the Africa nations Cup qualifier with Rwanda.

The dropped players who will join the injured Nnamdi Oduamadi in the ‘cooler’ are Sunshine Stars of Akure striker, Izu Azuka; Norway based Fengor Ogude; and Ekigho Ehiosun, who was on loan to Turkish side, Samsunsport, last season. The trio will have another opportunity of proving themselves worthy of being in the national team, when they join the team’s camp in Calabar, Cross River State next Monday to prepare for the Nations Cup qualifier against Rwanda.

The game against Rwanda, earlier scheduled for Sunday June 17, has now been moved forward to Saturday, June 16 at the UJ Esuene Stadium, Calabar.


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