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Rohr names 23-man squad to play CAR in FIFA World Cup Qualifiers

Updated: Oct 1, 2021

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has released a 23-man squad for the Super Eagles’ FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 double qualifying encounters against the Central African Republic.

The 23 man list for the doubleheader against the Central African Republic was released on Thursday morning. The first leg of the clash will hold at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos on Thursday, 7th October.

While the reverse fixture with be played four days later in Douala, Cameroon (presently the ‘home’ of Central African Republic national teams).

Nigeria currently sits on top of Group C with six points from their first two matches of the campaign (against Liberia in Lagos and against Cape Verde in Mindelo earlier this month).

Full list of invited players :

Goalkeepers: Francis Uzoho (AC Omonia, Cyprus); Daniel Akpeyi (Kaizer Chiefs, South Africa); Maduka Okoye (Sparta Rotterdam, The Netherlands)

Defenders: Chidozie Awaziem (Alanyaspor FC, Turkey); Kenneth Omeruo (CD Leganes, Spain); Leon Balogun (Glasgow Rangers, Scotland); William Ekong (Watford FC, England); Olaoluwa Aina (Torino FC, Italy); Jamilu Collins (SC Paderborn 07, Germany); Abdullahi Shehu (AC Omonia, Cyprus); Calvin Ughelumba (Glasgow Rangers, Scotland); Kevin Akpoguma (TSG Hoffenheim, Germany)

Midfielders: Frank Onyeka (Brentford FC, England); Joseph Ayodele-Aribo (Galsgow Rangers, Scotland); Innocent Bonke (Malmo FF, Sweden); Alex Iwobi (Everton FC, England); Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City, England)

Forwards: Ahmed Musa (Fatih Karagumruk, Turkey); Samuel Kalu (FC Bordeaux, France); Victor Osimhen (Napoli FC, Italy); Moses Simon (FC Nantes, France); Paul Onuachu (KRC Genk, Belgium); Chidera Ejuke (CSKA Moscow, Russia)

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