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AFCON 2019 Provisional List – Nigerians rejects Place Of Iheanacho | Welcome Mikel Obi To The Squad

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AFCON 2019 Provisional List – Nigerians rejects Place Of Iheanacho | Welcome Mikel Obi To The Squad

Gernot Rohr, manager of the Super Eagles of Nigeria has selected a 25-man squad to camp ahead of the AFCON 2019 competition. Mikel Obi who last played for the Super Eagles 10 months ago and an out-of-form Kelechi Iheanacho featured in the list with the manager criticized for including the latter in the squad.

Six players have also been placed on standby incase any of the players who made the list get injured.

The players on standby include: Theophilus Afelokhai, Bryan Idowu, Ikouwem Utin, Mikel Agu, Junior Ajayi, and Valentine Ozornwafor.

Here’s a list of the Nigerians who made the list:
In goal, Francis Uzoho has been listed alongside Ikechukwu Ezenwa and Daniel Akpeyi with Francis Uzoho favoured to be first choice between the sticks for the team.

For defenders, William Ekong and Leon Balogun retained their place in the team with Kenneth Omeruo the most senior in that defence line.

He midfield is packed with experienced players in the shape of Mikel Obi, John Ogu, Oghenekaro Etebo and the fantastic Liecester’s Wilfred Ndidi.

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Mike’s deputy Ahmed Musa and a couple of sharp players and poachers in the shape of Samuel Kalu, Chukwueze, Moses Simon, Odion Ighalo, Victor Osimhen, Henry Onyekeru, Paul Onuachu, Kelechi Ihenacho and Ahmed Musa complete the list.

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