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Nigeria’s 23-man squad that will play Ethiopia in World Cup play-offs

Nigeria’s 23-man squad that will play Ethiopia in World Cup play-offs

Kouami Sessou . Posted in Africa, World Cup No Comments

Stephen Keshi has announced the 23-man squad that will face the Walya Antelopes of Ethiopia  in the first round of the African 2014 World Cup qualifiers’ play-offs on 13 October in Addis Abeba.

The second leg of the World Cup qualifier between Nigeria and Ethiopia will be played on 16 November.

Super Eagles would open camp in Abuja on Sunday, Oct. 6 for preparations against the Walya Antelopes of Ethiopia.

Ethiopia is the lowest-ranked team among the ten African qualifiers, ranking 93rd in the FIFA global rankings, and 25th in Africa.

Goalkeepers: Vincent Enyeama (Lille FC, France), Austin Ejide (Hapoel Be’er Sheva, Israel) and Chigozie Agbim (Enugu Rangers, Nigeria)

Defenders: Elderson Echiejile (Sporting Braga, Portugal), Francis Benjamin (Heartland FC, Nigeria), Efe Ambrose (Celtic FC, Scotland), Solomon Kwambe (Sunshine Stars, Nigeria), Godfrey Oboabona (Rizespor FC, Turkey), Azubuike Egwuekwe (Warri Wolves, Nigeria) and James Okwuosa (Chippa United, South Africa)

Midfielders: John Obi Mikel (Chelsea FC, England), John Ogu (Academica de Coimbra, Portugal), Ogenyi Onazi (SS Lazio, Italy), Nosa Igiebor (Real Betis, Spain), Victor Moses (Chelsea FC, England), Sunday Mba (Enugu Rangers, Nigeria) and Nnamdi Oduamadi (AC Milan, Italy)

Forwards: Ahmed Musa (CSKA Moscow, Russia), Brown Ideye (Dynamo Kyiv, Ukraine), Shola Ameobi (Newcastle United, England), Emmanuel Emenike (Fenerbahce FC, Turkey), Obinna Nsofor (Lokomotiv Moscow, Russia), Uche Nwofor (SC Heerenveen, Netherlands)

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