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Rohr invites German-based goalkeeper, 22 others for Ukraine friendly

 

Germany based goalkeeper, Maduka Okoye has been handed his first invitation for the Super Eagles by
head coach, Gernot Rohr for next month’s international friendly against Ukraine.

Rohr invites 23 for Ukraine friendly
German-based keeper, Maduka Okoye (right) is among the 23 Super Eagles players invited for next month’s international friendly against Ukraine

Also getting the nod for the first time is Scotland –based and Rangers FC midfielder Joe Aribo. Okoye who is with Fortuna Düsseldorf takes the place of Daniel Akpeyi.

Rohr has called up 23 players for the friendly scheduled for Dnipro Arena on Tuesday, 10th September,
with Saudi Arabia-based Skipper Ahmed Musa at the head of the roster.

Tyronne Ebuehi, who missed the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations finals where Nigeria won bronze due to injury,
has been recalled after recovering from injury, and Oluwasemilogo Ajayi Kelechi Iheanacho, cut from
the roster just before the AFCON, have been told to fly to Ukraine.

England –based duo Alex Iwobi and Iheanacho have been listed in midfield roles.

Goalkeepers Francis Uzoho and Ikechukwu Ezenwa, defenders William Ekong, Kenneth Omeruo, Leon Balogun and Jamilu Collins, midfielders Wilfred Ndidi and Oghenekaro Etebo and forwards Victor Osimhen, Moses
Simon, Henry Onyekuru and Samuel Chukwueze have also been called.

Ukraine is rated number 25 on the FIFA ranking while Nigeria is 33rd.

23 EAGLES FOR UKRAINE FRIENDLY

Goalkeepers: Francis Uzoho (Anorthosis Famagusta, Cyprus); Ikechukwu Ezenwa (Heartland FC);
Emil Maduka Okoye (Fortuna Dusseldorf, Germany)

Defenders: Olaoluwa Aina (Torino FC, Italy); Tyronne Ebuehi (FC Benfica, Portugal); 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);
Oluwasemilogo Ajayi (Rotherham United, England)

Midfielders: Alexander Iwobi (Everton FC, England); Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City, England);
Oghenekaro Etebo (Stoke City FC, England); Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City, England); Joe
Aribo (Glasgow Rangers, Scotland)

Forwards: Ahmed Musa (Al Nassar FC, Saudi Arabia); Victor Osimhen (Lille OSC, France); Moses Simon
(Levante FC, Spain); Henry Onyekuru (AS Monaco, France); Samuel Kalu (Girondins Bordeaux, France); Paul
Onuachu (FC Midtjyland, Denmark); Samuel Chukwueze (Villarreal FC, Spain)

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