Victor Moses Dropped From South Africa Match

Victor Moses Dropped From South Africa Match

Chelsea wing back, Victor Moses, is a glaring absentee in the updated list that Super Eagles’ Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr, released on Wednesday afternoon to face South Africa in the forthcoming Africa Nations Cup qualifier in Uyo. Moses who was also not in the plans of Rohr for the two friendly matches planned for the Super Eagles still played for his club in last weekend’s FA Cup final in London.
No reason was given for the absent of the player whose two goals against Algeria last November aided Nigeria’s 3-1 defeat of Algeria in the World Cup qualifying duel.
In the list sent to Sports Village Square by the Communications Department of the Nigeria Football Federation are 23 players.
Turkey –based midfielder, Ogenyi Onazi, topped the list made available on Wednesday, with Elderson Echiejile, Kenneth Omeruo and newly wedded Ahmed Musa also called.
South Africa –based goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi joins home –based professional Ikechukwu Ezenwa and Portugal –based Dele Alampasu to contest for the gloves, with William Ekong, Chidozie Awaziem, Abdullahi Shehu, Tyronne Ebuehi and Zamalek FC of Egypt’s Maroof Youssef joining Omeruo and Echiejile at the rear.
England –based Wilfred Ndidi, Oghenekaro Etebo, John Ogu, Mikel Agu and Akwa United’s former junior international Alhassan Ibrahim join Onazi in the midfield. Musa is joined at the fore by Kelechi Iheanacho, Moses Simon, Alex Iwobi, Henry Onyekuru, Olanrewaju Kayode and Victor Osimhen.
According to the release signed by the NFF Director of Communications, Ademola Olajire, all invited players are expected in Abuja on Friday. Training is expected to resume on Monday, before departing to Uyo on Tuesday.
The Super Eagles trade tackles with the Bafana Bafana at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, Uyo on Saturday, 10th June 2017, starting from 5pm.

THE FULL LIST

Goalkeepers: Daniel Akpeyi (Chippa United, South Africa); Ikechukwu Ezenwa (FC IfeanyiUbah); Dele Alampasu (Cesarense FC, Portugal)

Defenders: Kenneth Omeruo (Alanyaspor FC, Turkey); William Ekong (KAA Gent, Belgium); Abdullahi Shehu (Anorthosis Famagusta, Cyprus); Tyronne Ebuehi (ADO Den Haag, The Netherlands); Elderson Echiejile (AS Monaco, France); Chidozie Awaziem (FC Porto, Portugal); Maroof Youssef (Zamalek FC, Egypt)

Midfielders: Ogenyi Onazi (Trabzonspor FC, Turkey); Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City, England); Oghenekaro Etebo (CD Feirense, Portugal); John Ogu (Hapoel Be’er Sheva, Israel); Mikel Agu (Vitoria Setubal, Portugal); Alhassan Ibrahim (Akwa United FC)

Forwards: Ahmed Musa (Leicester City, England); Kelechi Iheanacho (Manchester City, England); Moses Simon (KAA Gent, Belgium); Alex Iwobi (Arsenal FC, England); Henry Onyekuru (KAS Eupen, Belgium); Victor Osimhen (Wolfsburg FC, Germany); Olanrewaju Kayode (FK Austria Wien, Austria).

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