Afcon qualifiers: Nigeria name squad for Group A matches

Stephen Keshi has named his 23-man squad for their two Group A matches against Congo Brazzaville and South Africa in the 2015 Afcon qualifiers.

Stephen Keshi has named his 23-man squad for their two Group A matches against Congo Brazzaville and South Africa in the 2015 Afcon qualifiers.

Keshi will return as Nigeria coach for next month’s Nations Cup qualifiers, only days after appearing to rule himself out of the job.

It is still unclear who the Super Eagles are going to face between Rwanda and Congo Brazzaville, but the Nigerians are preparing their team ahead of the September 6 game.

As things stand, according to the organising committee for the 2015 African Cup of Nations-Morocco, the title-holder, Nigeria are scheduled to face Congo after Rwanda was disqualified for allegedly fielding an ineligible player— Etakiama Agiti Tady/Daddy Birori, who has Rwandan and DR Congo nationalities. 

Congo was subsequently consigned to Group A as replacement for Rwanda, joining Nigeria, South Africa and Sudan for the final phase of the qualifiers.

However, Rwanda filed at appeal, which will be heard today at the Caf headquarters in Cairo. Rwandan officials are already in the Egyptian capital to make their case.

 The three-man delegation includes; Ferwafa president Vincent Nzamwita, secretary general Olivier Mulindahabi and legal affairs chairman Emmanuel Ndagijimana.

Super Eagles squad:

Goalkeepers: Vincent Enyeama (Lille, France), Austin Ejide (Hapoel Beer Sheva, Israel), Chigozie Agbim (Gombe United)

Defenders: Elderson Echiejile (AS Monaco, France), Juwon Oshaniwa (Ashdod FC, Israel), Efe Ambrose (Celtic, Scotland), Godfrey Oboabona (Rizespor, Turkey), Azubuike Egwuekwe (Warri Wolves), Kenneth Omeruo (Middlesbrough, England), Kunle Odunlami (Sunshine Stars)

Midfielders: John Mikel Obi (Chelsea, England), Ogenyi Onazi (Lazio, Italy), Ramon Azeez (Almeria, Spain), Joel Obi (Inter Milan, Italy), Nosa Igiebor (Maccabi Tel Aviv, Israel), Omatsone Aluko (Hull City, England)

Forwards: Ahmed Musa (CSKA Moscow, Russia), Emmanuel Emenike (Fenerbahce, Turkey), Chinedu Obasi (Schalke 04, Germany), Uche Nwofor (Heerenveen, Netherlands), Nnamdi Oduamadi (AS Varese, Italy), Gbolahan Salami (Warri Wolves), Christian Osagona (Enugu Rangers)

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