Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has named a 23-man squad to face Zambia in next month’s World Cup qualifier. Manchester City forward, Kelechi Iheanacho, Arsenal’s Alex Iwobi and Leicester City’s Ahmed Musa all made the list. Watford forward Odion Ighalo has been excused from the team as his late father will be buried a day before the game. His teammate Isaac Success was invited to stake a claim for a place in the national team. The invited players are expected to start arriving in Abuja from 2 October.
Goalkeepers: Carl Ikeme (Wolverhampton Wanderers, England); Emmanuel Daniel (Enugu Rangers); Ikechukwu Ezenwa (FC IfeanyiUbah)
Defenders: Leon Balogun (FSV Mainz 05, Germany); William Troost-Ekong (Haugesund FC, Norway); Kenneth Omeruo (Alanyaspor FC, Turkey); Jamiu Alimi (Kano Pillars); 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, Turkey); Wilfred Ndidi (KRC Genk, Belgium); Nosa Igiebor (Maccabi Tel Aviv, Israel); Anderson Esiti (KAA Gent, Belgium)