Leicester forward Kelechi Iheanacho and Super Eagles Captain Ahmed Musa have both been dropped by Genort Rohr in the 23 man squad for Nigeria’s international friendly match against Brazil on October 13, at the Singapore National Stadium.
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SK Slavia Prague forward Peter Olayinka has earned his first Nigeria call up who featured and scored in the Czech club’s UEFA Champions League opening match this season against Inter Milan, has never represented Nigeria at any level.
However, Ramon Azeez is making a return to the team since 2014 as the new faces in the team but Ahmed Musa and Leon Balogun are both ruled out of the next month encounter due to injury, while Leicester star Kelechi Iheanacho, Lokomotive Moscow Bryan Idowu and Bouadex striker Josh Maja, all who were invited for the last friendly against Ukraine miss out.
All invited players are expected to arrive in Singapore on Wednesday, 9th October.
The full list for Super Eagles clash with Brazil
Goalkeepers: Francis Uzoho (Omonia FC, Cyprus); Ikechukwu Ezenwa (Heartland FC); Emil Maduka Okoye (Fortuna Dusseldorf, Germany)
Defenders: Ola Aina (Torino FC, Italy); Abdullahi Shehu (Bursaspor FC, Turkey); Chidozie Awaziem (CD Leganes, Spain); William Ekong (Udinese FC, Italy); Kenneth Omeruo (CD Leganes, Spain); Jamilu Collins (SC Padeborn 07, Germany); Oluwasemilogo Ajayi (West Bromwich Albion, England)
Midfielders: Alexander Iwobi (Everton FC, England); Anderson Esiti (PAOK Salonica, Greece); Oghenekaro Etebo (Stoke City FC, England); Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City, England); Joseph Ayodele-Aribo (Glasgow Rangers, Scotland); Ramon Azeez (Granada FC, Spain)
Forwards: Victor Osimhen (Lille OSC, France); Moses Simon (FC Nantes, France); Samuel Chukwueze (Villarreal FC, Spain); Samuel Kalu (Girondins Bordeaux, France); Paul Onuachu (KRC Genk, Belgium); Emmanuel Dennis (Club Brugge, Belgium); Peter Olayinka (SK Slavia Prague, Czech Republic).