Nigeria’s Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr has made public a list of 23 players that will prosecute the 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifying Match day 1 clash against Zambia in Ndola next month.
The Franco-German retained the squad that pipped Tanzania 1-0 in a 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match in Uyo earlier this month and defender Kenneth Omeruo, Belgium –based midfielder Anderson Esiti and English Premiership duo of Isaac Success and Alex Iwobi.
Skipper Mikel John Obi, assistant skipper Ahmed Musa, goalkeeper Carl Ikeme, defender Elderson Echiejile, midfielder Ogenyi Onazi and in –form Manchester City forward Kelechi Iheanacho all made the list.
Rohr has excused Watford forward Odion Ighalo, who will attend his father’s burial in Nigeria on the eve of the big match.
Injured Gent of Belgium striker Moses Simon is listed after assuring Coach Rohr he would be fully fit soon.
All invited players are expected to start arriving in Abuja from the 2nd of October.