Stephen Keshi calls up 42 players ahead of Malawi clash

Eagles trainSuper Eagles coach Stephen Keshi, has invited 24 home-based and 18 foreign-based players to camp, as he begins preparations for Nigeria’s 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Malawi in Calabar.

“We are calling up 24 home boys in order to be able to identify new players for the 2014 African Nations Championship, for which we have already qualified,” Keshi said.

The home-based players are expected at the Bolton White Apartments in Abuja on August 24, while those abroad will report to camp on or before September 2.



Goalkeepers: Chigozie Agbim (Enugu Rangers); Daniel Akpeyi (Heartland FC)

Defenders: Azubuike Egwuekwe (Warri Wolves); Godfrey Oboabona (Sunshine Stars); Solomon Kwambe (Sunshine Stars); Umar Zango (Kano Pillars); Benjamin Francis (Heartland FC); Kunle Odunlami (Sunshine Stars); Chibuzor Okonkwo (Enugu Rangers); Yinka Adedeji (Sharks FC); Ganiyu Ogungbe (Kwara United)

Midfielders: Sunday Mba (Enugu Rangers); Solomon Jabason (Akwa United); Olufemi Oladapo (Shooting Stars); Etebo Oghene (Warri Wolves); Rabiu Ali (Kano Pillars); Moses Orkuma (Lobi Stars)

Forwards: Muhammad Gambo (Kano Pillars); Ifeanyi Edeh (Enyimba FC); Mbah Ezekiel (Akwa United); Barnabas Imenger (Lobi Stars); Izu Azuka (Sunshine Stars); Dimgba Stanley (Kwara United); Osadaiye Joseph (Warri Wolves)



Goalkeepers: Vincent Enyeama (Lille FC, France); Austin Ejide (Hapoel Be’er Sheva, Israel)

Defenders: Elderson Echiejile (Sporting Braga, Portugal); Efe Ambrose (Celtic FC, Scotland); James Okwuosa (Chippa United, South Africa)

Midfielders: John Mikel Obi (Chelsea FC, England); Fegor Ogude (Valerenga FC, Norway); John Ogu (Academica de Coimbra, Portugal); Victor Moses (Chelsea FC, England); Ogenyi Onazi (SS Lazio, Italy);Nnamdi Oduamadi (AC Milan, Italy); Nosa Igiebor (Real Betis, Spain)

Forwards: Ahmed Musa (CSKA Moscow, Russia); Brown Ideye (Dynamo Kyiv, Ukraine); Shola Ameobi (Newcastle United, England); Emmanuel Emenike (Fenerbahce FC, Turkey); Obinna Nsofor

Adeyemi Adesanya
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One thought on “Stephen Keshi calls up 42 players ahead of Malawi clash

  1. Will somebody pls tell Keshi dat Brazil 2014 is less than a year away.if he is still inviting 42 players now B4 he can make up his mind then he 0bviously dsnt knw wat he is doin and mark my words Naija will be disgraced in Brazil.
    By now its 0nly logical that he has an idea who his 1st 15 players are.
    So smone pls tell him to stop all this auditioning excercise.
    Better late than later 0.
    Which kind match strategy him need 42 players for ??

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