Mikel out, Watford ace return for Eagles' Afcon qualifiers

Super Eagles By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 02/10/2018

Tianjin TEDA midfielder John Mikel Obi out of as coach Gernot Rohr has recalled Watford forward Issac Sucess, Arsenal ace Alex Iwobi, Levente new boy Moses Simon, Chelsea defender Ola Aina and Udinese summer signing William Ekong plus 18 others for this month 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying double-header against Libya.

The German tactician has left out Chievo midfielder Joel Obi and Crotone striker Simeon Nwankwo and Arsenal loanee Kelechi Nwakali from the encounter with the first leg played at Godswill Akpabio Stadium in Uyo on 13th October and return match stated at Stade Taïeb Mhiri in the city of Sfax, Tunisia three days later.

Libya sit on top of Group E with four points after two games while Nigeria are third and invited Super Eagles players are to report Uyo on Monday, 8th October 2018.


Goalkeepers: Francis Uzoho (Elche FC, Spain); Ikechukwu Ezenwa (Enyimba FC); Daniel Akpeyi (Chippa United, South Africa)

Defenders: Olaoluwa Aina (Torino FC, Italy); Abdullahi Shehu (Bursaspor FC, Turkey); Semi Ajayi (Rotherham United, England); Bryan Idowu (Lokomotiv Moscow, Russia); Chidozie Awaziem (FC Porto, Portugal); William Ekong (Udinese FC, Italy); Leon Balogun (Brighton & Hove Albion, England); Kenneth Omeruo (CD Leganes, Spain); Jamilu Collins (SC Padeborn 07, Germany)

Midfielders: Ogenyi Onazi (Trabzonspor FC, Turkey); Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City, England); Oghenekaro Etebo (Stoke City FC, England); John Ogu (Hapoel Be’er Sheva, Israel)

Forwards: Ahmed Musa (Al Nasr FC, Saudi Arabia); Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City, England); Moses Simon (Levante FC, Italy); Henry Onyekuru (Galatasaray SK, Turkey); Odion Ighalo (Changchun Yatai, China); Alex Iwobi (Arsenal FC, England); Samuel Kalu (Bordeaux FC, France); Isaac Success (Watford FC, England)