EZENWA REGAINS GOALKEEPING POSITION AS SUPER EAGLES FACE LIBERIA

EZENWA REGAINS GOALKEEPING POSITION AS SUPER EAGLES FACE LIBERIA

Ikechukwu Ezenwa who since the World Cup qualification last year has been living under the shadows of new boy, Francis Uzoho will have the opportunity of regaining his slot in Nigeria’s starting line-up as the team faces Liberia in Monrovia on Tuesday.

He is one of the four home boys selected for the encounter which excludes some overseas based players, including Uzoho.

CAF Confederation Cup quarter finalists Enyimba FC’s captain, Mfon Udoh and headlines the other home –based professionals have been included in the list of 18 Super Eagles for the encounter.

Coach Gernot Rohr has also listed defenders Adeleye Olamilekan of FC IfeanyiUbah and Ebube Duru of Lobi Stars, as well as Enyimba FC forward Sunday Adetunji.

Apart from goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa who travelled with the team to Seychelles for Saturday’s 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against the Pirates, all the other home –based professionals have been directed to report at the Sheraton Hotel, Lagos on Monday latest by 3pm.

Ezenwa and the 13 other players would fly into Lagos from Addis Ababa on Monday, before the contingent is flown to Monrovia on Monday night.

The match is in celebration of Liberian President, former World Footballer of the Year George Oppong Weah, and is scheduled for Tuesday evening at the 35,000 –capacity Samuel Kanyon Doe Sports Complex.

 

SUPER EAGLES FOR LIBERIA

 

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

 

Defenders: Semi Ajayi (Rotherham United, England); Chidozie Awaziem (FC Porto, Portugal); Adeleye Olamilekan (FC IfeanyiUbah); Jamilu Collins (SC Padeborn 07, Germany); Ebube Duru (Lobi Stars)

 

Midfielders: Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City, England); Oghenekaro Etebo (Stoke City FC, England); John Ogu (Hapoel Be’er Sheva, Israel); Kelechi Nwakali (FC Porto, Portugal); Joel Obi (AC Chievo Verona, Italy)

 

Forwards: Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City, England); Simeon Nwankwo (Crotone FC, Italy); Henry Onyekuru (Galatasaray SK, Turkey); Sunday Adetunji (Enyimba FC); Samuel Kalu (Bordeaux FC, France); Mfon Udoh (Enyimba FC)

 

 

 

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