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Mba, Oboabona headline Nigeria squad

Sunday Mba and Godfrey Oboabona top a list of local players called-up by Stephen Keshi for Nigeria's World Cup qualifier against Kenya.

Posted: 5 March 2013 Time: 02:20 pm

Africa Cup of Nations stars Sunday Mba and Godfrey Oboabona top a list of 24 local players called-up by Stephen Keshi for Nigeria's March 23 World Cup qualifier against Kenya in Calabar.

Both players are among the six domestic league players from the Nations Cup squad making a return.

They are joined by goalkeeper Chigozie Agbim, Gabriel Reuben, Papa Idris and Azubuike Egwuekwe.

The players are expected to report to camp on March 10.

Keshi will name his European contingent on Thursday.

The Nigeria squad:

Goalkeepers: 1. AGBIM Chigozie (Rangers), 2. AKPEYI Daniel (Heartland), 3. AJIBOYE Dele (3SC)

Defenders: 4. Egwueke Azubuike (Warri Wolves), 5. Papa Idris (Kano Pillars), 6. Zango Umar (Kano Pillars), 7. Oboabona Godfrey (Sunshine Stars), 8. Kwambe Solomon (Sunshine Stars), 9. Chibuzo Okonkwo (Rangers), 10. Ezekiel bassey (Lobi Stars), 11. Benjamin Francis (Heartland), 12. Zubaru Muhammed

Midfielders and Forwards: 13. Mba Sunday (Rangers), 14. Gabriel Ruben (Kano Pillars), 15. Gambo Muhammed (Kano Pillars), 16. Ubale Mannir (Kano Pillars), 17. Pius Samson (Ranchers Bees), 18. Onduku Gomo (Sharks), 19. Obinna Nwanchukwu (Heartland), 20. Saka Ayo (Enyimba), 21. Jiya Muhammed (Bayelsa Fc), 22. Emeka Ezeh (Rangers), 23. Anthony Okputu (Lobi Stars), 24. Adepoju Taofeek (3SC)

Article by: Colin Udoh

Previous comments on this story...

alhajibolaji554
posted: 03:55 pm
All right Keshi, do your thing
CHAMP ROBA ROBS - DANKIE KHOSI
posted: 04:03 pm
Kickoff Nigeria...
NaijaBros
posted: 04:30 pm
Why is Keshi inviting so many players? I thought he knew his team now. Anyway, the Big Boss knows what he is doing. As long as we hammer Kenya everything is good. Up Eagles.
Anonymous
posted: 05:06 pm
nice squad
Santi Santi
posted: 05:31 pm
Again some people will come here and question this list, they dont know what this coach is doing i guess years after keshi might have left they will understand.
topstarz
posted: 05:40 pm
Here we go again
Assasin
posted: 05:45 pm
Mr Editor, what are you smoking? Why is this in the South African site?
sundown\'s owner
posted: 06:14 pm
one goal cow
Me,myself and I
posted: 06:16 pm
@assasin, the editor is not smoking anything he is merely showing SA how to bring up a good squad, so bring out ur note and take down some points.
oga
posted: 06:18 pm
Thank you Keshi, that is the spirit, our local league has them. Let's believe in Nigeria no matter the sorry state of our leaders. Nigeria and its people are well, it is those rulers who need deliverance from the satanic spirit of corruption and wickedness. Keshi's courage is commendable. I cannot forget that interview in which he declared that it is a crime for anybody to build a national team from a nation of over 160 million people and ignore the local league. It is heart warming that nationalistic fervour is back in the national team of Nigeria.
Socerates
posted: 08:44 pm
Hmmmmn!!! @ Sundown's owner. If I'm not mistaking, you seem to be referring that golden boy on that picture a "one goal cow'. LET ME ASK YOU A QUESTION. HOW MANY ONE GOAL COWS LIKE HIM DID UR BANANA BANANA PRODUCE DURING AFCON? NONE!!!. You showuld be ashamed at ur comment because this is pure jealousy you're exhibiting here. Shameless IDIOT!!
Socerates
posted: 08:51 pm
CORRECTION: Hmmmmn!!! @ Sundown's owner. If I'm not mistaking, you seem to be referring to that golden boy on the picture a "one goal cow'. LET ME ASK YOU A QUESTION. HOW MANY "ONE GOAL COWS" like him did your BANANA BANANA produce during AFCON? NONE!!!. You showuld be ashamed at ur comment because this is pure jealousy you're exhibiting here. Shameless IDIOT!!
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