Gernot Rohr names 24-man squad for Libya qualifying match- AFCON 2019
Written by Cosmos Chukwuemeka on October 2, 2018
Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr left out captain John Mikel Obi in the squad released yesterday for the October 13th and 16th 2019 Africa Cup of Nations double header clash against the Mediterranean Knights of Libya,
Mikel also was excluded from the Super Eagles last game away to Seychelles while Ikechukwu ezenwa remains the only home base player in the squad
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).
All invited players are to report in the Akwa Ibom State capital on Monday, 8th October 2018.
Meanwhile Libya head coach, Adel Amrouche over the weekend named a 22-man squad for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying double header match up against the Super Eagles.
The Libyan national team will camp in Tunisia for seven days ahead of their trip to Uyo according to Libyan newspaper, Al Wasat, the Libyan team would camp for a week in Tunisia from October 4-11 before traveling on a private plane to Uyo for the AFCON qualifier.
Mohamed Fathi Nachnouch (Al Ahly SC Tripoly), Ahmed Abdessalem Arraka ( Al Madina), Mourad Boubaker al Ouhichi (Al Hilal), Ahmed Kamel Terbi (Al-Ittihad), Sanad Massaoud Mohamed ( Raja), Tarek Nassr Jemal (Al-Ittihad), Ali Maatoug Omran (Ahly Tripoli ), Mootassem Massaoud Sabou (Al-Ittihad), Mohamed Abdessalem Khalifa (Orlando City), Ahmed Mohamed Maksi (Al-Ittihad), Ali Al Musrati (Vitoria Guimarães), Badr Hassan Ahmad (Ahly Tripoli), Ahmad Fahim ben Ali (Crotone), Rabia Ramadan el Chadi (Al-Ittihad), Moaid Salem Ellafi, Mohamed Saleh Solah- Mahrek (Bahrain) Hamdou Mohamed el Houni (Desportivo Aves), Ismael Tajouri-Shradi ( New York City), Mohamed Noureddine Zaabia (Al-Ittihad), Anis Mohamed Seltou (Ahly Tripoli), Salem Fathi Belaid (Al-Ittihad), Khaled Majdi Mrimi
Nigeria will host the first leg at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium in Uyo on Saturday, 13thOctober with the return leg scheduled for the 18,000 capacity Stade Taïeb Mhiri in the city of Sfax, Tunisia on Tuesday, 16thOctober.