Taye Taiwo gets Nigeria recall, Danny Shittu dropped
Posted: 23 September 2010 Time: 21:08
Taye Taiwo has been recalled to the Nigeria squad for next month's 2012 African Nations Cup qualifier against Guinea in Conakry.
Also recalled are Yusuf Ayila, Obinna Nsofor and Dele Adeleye as Austin Eguavoen named 30 players for what is expected to be his last game in charge.
There is also a first time call-up for former Spain junior international Sunday Stephen.
But there was still no place in the squad for Everton forward Yakubu Ayegbeni, while defender Danny Shittu has also been left out as he seeks to rebuild his career after being released by Bolton Wanderers.
The squad is a 50-50 split between domestic and foreign players.
The domestic players have been asked to report on September 26, and will be joined by their Europe-based counterparts a week later on October 4
Eagles full squad for Guinea clash on October 10 in Conakry:
Goalkeepers: Vincent Enyeama (Hapoel Tel Aviv), Dele Aiyenugba (Bnei-Yehuda), Bassey Akpan (Bayelsa United), Chigozie Agbim (Warri Wolves)
Defenders: Chidi Odiah (CSKA Moscow), Dele Adeleye (Metalurh Donetsk), Taye Taiwo (Olympique Marseille), Emmanuel Anyanwu, Emeka Anyanwu, Valentine Nwabili (Enyimba), Joseph Yobo (Fenerbache), Ugwu Uwadiegwu (Enugu Rangers), Ikechukwu ThankGod (Heartland), Chibuzor Okonkwo (Bayelsa United)
Midfielders: Mikel (Chelsea), Kalu Uche (Almeria), Otekpa Eneji (Enyimba), Dickson Etuhu (Fulham), Sunday Stephen (Valencia), Yusuf Ayila (Dynamo Kiev), Daddy Bazuaye (Enyimba), John Nnam(Enugu Rangers), Ayo Saka (Ocean Boys)
Strikers: Obinna Nsofor (West Ham), Ahmed Musa (Kano Pillars), Obafemi Martins (Rubin Kazan), Osaze Odemwingie (West Bromwich Albion), Michael Eneramo (Esperance), John Owoeri (Heartland), Moses Bunde (Lobi Stars)