#AFCON2019: Mikel Obi Missing As Rohr Reveals 24-Man Squad List Against Libya

#AFCON2019: Mikel Obi Missing As Rohr Reveals 24-Man Squad List Against Libya

The Super Eagles Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr has revealed a 24-man team list for this month’s 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying fixture against Libya, according to a publication on the NFF website.

While Ahmed Musa, William Troost-Ekong, Alex Iwobi and 21 others were called for the game against Libya’s Mediterranean Knights, Rohr left out captain John Mikel Obi, Joel Obi and the pair of Simeon Nwankwo and Kelechi Nwakali from the squad.

Bear in mind that Mikel also was excluded from the Super Eagles last game away at Seychelles.

The team will go into the game seeking six maximum points against the Group E leaders.

Nigeria will host the first leg at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium in Uyo on October 13 while the return is scheduled for October 16 at Stade Taïeb Mhiri, Tunisia.

The invited Eagles

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

Defenders: Olaoluwa Aina (Torino FC, Italy); Abdullahi Shehu (Bursaspor FC, Turkey); Semi Ajayi (Rotherham United, England); Bryan Idowu (Lokomotiv Moscow, Russia); Chidozie Awaziem (FC Porto, Portugal); William Ekong (Udinese FC, Italy); Leon Balogun (Brighton & Hove Albion, England); Kenneth Omeruo (CD Leganes, Spain); Jamilu Collins (SC Padeborn 07, Germany)

Midfielders: Ogenyi Onazi (Trabzonspor FC, Turkey); Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City, England); Oghenekaro Etebo (Stoke City FC, England); John Ogu (Hapoel Be’er Sheva, Israel)

Forwards: Ahmed Musa (Al Nasr FC, Saudi Arabia); Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City, England); Moses Simon (Levante FC, Italy); Henry Onyekuru (Galatasaray SK, Turkey); Odion Ighalo (Changchun Yatai, China); Alex Iwobi (Arsenal FC, England); Samuel Kalu (Bordeaux FC, France); Isaac Success (Watford FC, England)

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