Iwobi, Iheanacho join Eagles for Algeria match

Gernot Rohr has announced a strong squad for next month’s World Cup qualifier against the Greens, with John Ogu earning a recall

Gernot Rohr has invited 24 players for November 12th’s Fifa World Cup qualifier against Algeria at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium in Uyo.

The Super Eagles got their Russia 2018 campaign to a winning start defeating Zambia 2-1 in Ndola, and they will be hoping to continue in that form against the north Africans.

Manchester City’s Kelechi Iheanacho and Arsenal’s Alex Iwobi were instrumental to the three-time African champions’ victory against Chipolopolo, and they return for the clash against the Greens.

Watford’s Odion Ighalo returns to the team after missing the last trip due to his father’s burial, while John Ogu and Etebo Oghenekaro were also handed a recall.


Goalkeepers : Carl Ikeme (Wolverhampton Wanderers, England); Ikechukwu Ezenwa (FC IfeanyiUbah); Dele Alampasu (FC Cesarense, Portugal)

Defenders: Leon Balogun (FSV Mainz 05, Germany); William Paul Ekong (Haugesund FC, Norway); Kenneth Omeruo (Alanyaspor FC, Turkey); Uche Henry Agbo (Granada FC, Spain); Tyrone Ebuehi (ADO Den Haag, The Netherlands); Abdullahi Shehu (Anorthosis Famagusta, Cyprus); Musa Muhammed (Istanbul Basaksehir, Turkey); Elderson Echiejile (Standard Liege, Belgium), Kingsley Madu (SV Zulte Waregem, Belgium)

Midfielders: Mikel John Obi (Chelsea FC, England); Ogenyi Onazi (Trabzonspor FC, Turkey); Wilfred Ndidi (KRC Genk, Belgium); Oghenekaro Etebo (CD Feirense, Portugal); John Ogu (Hapoel Be’er Sheva, Israel)

Forwards: Ahmed Musa (Leicester City, England); Kelechi Iheanacho (Manchester City, England); Moses Simon (KAA Gent, Belgium); Victor Moses (Chelsea FC, England); Odion Ighalo (Watford FC, England); Brown Ideye (Olympiacos FC, Greece); Alex Iwobi (Arsenal FC, England)

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