Rohr releases list of 23-man squad to face Cameroon

Rohr targets 11 points for super eagles from ‘Group of Death’

Super Eagles Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr has named his 23-man squad for the FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Cameroon in early September.

The list sees the return of captain, John Obi Mikel to the side, alongside his fellow Chinese Super League counterpart, Odion Ighalo.

Also, Victor Moses is back in the side after missing the Nations Cup qualifier against South Africa in June.

Mainz Defender Leon Balogun also makes a return after missing the South Africa game and the previous world cup qualifier against Algeria, while Alhassan Ibrahim and Kenneth Omeruo among others are on the standby list.

Nigeria host Cameroon at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium in Uyo on September 1, 2017 before travelling to Yaoundé three days later.

On the list are:

Goalkeepers: Daniel Akpeyi (Chippa United, South Africa); Ikechukwu Ezenwa (FC IfeanyiUbah); Dele Alampasu (Cesarense FC, Portugal)

Defenders: William Ekong (Bursaspor FC, Turkey); Abdullahi Shehu (Anorthosis Famagusta, Cyprus); Leon Balogun (FSV Mainz 05, Germany); Tyronne Ebuehi (ADO Den Haag, The Netherlands); Elderson Echiejile (Sivasspor FC, Turkey); Chidozie Awaziem (Nantes FC, France); Ola Aina (Hull City, England)

Midfielders: Mikel John Obi (Tianjin Teda, China); Ogenyi Onazi (Trabzonspor FC, Turkey); Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City, England); Oghenekaro Etebo (CD Feirense, Portugal); John Ogu (Hapoel Be’er Sheva, Israel); Mikel Agu (Bursaspor FC, Turkey).

Forwards: Ahmed Musa (Leicester City, England); Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City, England); Moses Simon (KAA Gent, Belgium); Alex Iwobi (Arsenal FC, England); Odion Ighalo (Chang Chun-Yatai, China); Victor Moses (Chelsea FC, England); Anthony Nwakaeme (Hapoel Be’er Sheva, Israel).

Standby: Uche Agbo (Standard Liege, Belgium); Henry Onyekuru (Anderlecht FC, Belgium); Kenneth Omeruo (Chelsea FC, England); Aaron Samuel (CSKA Moscow, Russia); Alhassan Ibrahim (Akwa United); Stephen Eze (FC IfeanyiUbah); Ifeanyi Ifeanyi (Akwa United).

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