Keshi calls up Enyeama, Balogun, 13 other overseas-based players for Chad clash

stephen keshi
stephen keshi
stephen keshi

Super Eagles’ Head Coach Stephen Keshi on Sunday called up goalkeeper and skipper Vincent Enyeama and 14 other overseas–based players for next month’s match against Chad in Kaduna.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the match is a 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match, on June 13 at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium.

The list of 15 players also has defenders Godfrey Oboabona and Kenneth Omeruo, midfielders Ogenyi Onazi and Babatunde Michael and forward Ahmed Musa.

The five players were all, alongside Enyeama, at last year’s FIFA World Cup finals in Brazil.

Right back Leon Balogun, Israel-based John Ogu, former Switzerland junior international Steven Ukoh, China-based Aaron Samuel and Odion Ighalo have also been called alongside former junior international Rabiu Ibrahim.

New faces William Troost-Ekong, a defender based in The Netherlands, Kingsley Madu of AS Trencin in Slovakia and Portugal-based Anderson Esiti complete the list.


Goalkeeper: Vincent Enyeama (Lille OSC, France)

Defenders: Godfrey Oboabona (Rizespor FC, Turkey); Kenneth Omeruo (Middlesbrough FC, England); Leon Balogun (Darmstadt 98, Germany); William Troost-Ekong (FC Dordrecht, The Netherlands); Kingsley Madu (AS Trencin, Slovakia)

Midfielders: Ogenyi Onazi (SS Lazio, Italy); John Ogu (Hapoel Be’er Sheva); Babatunde Michael (Volyn Lutsk, Ukraine); Rabiu Ibrahim (AS Trencin, Slovakia); Anderson Esiti (Estoril FC, Portugal); Steven Ukoh (Biel-Bienne FC, Switzerland)

Forwards: Ahmed Musa (CSKA Moscow, Russia); Aaron Samuel (Guangzhou R & F, China); Odion Ighalo (Watford FC, England)



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