Coach Stephen Keshi has announced the list of the 23 players to represent the country in the World Cup tournament scheduled to be held in Brazil in this month.
Keshi’s list did not spring any major surprise, but names like AFCON’s hero, Sunday Mba, CHAN”s MVP, Ejike Uzoenyi and Obinna Nsofor, Daniel Akpeyi, Nnamdi Oduamadi,Joel Obi and Nosa Igiebor were missing.
From the team list, only Vincent Enyeama, Austin Ejide, Joseph Yobo, Elderson Echiejile and Osaze Odemwingie have played at the World Cup before, while 18 players will be debutants at the tournament, including midfield’s maestro, John Mikel Obi and goal poacher, Emmanuel Emenike.
Chelsea FC’s youngster, 20-year-old Kenneth Josiah Omeruo will be the youngest representative of the country at the mundial.
There are three goalkeepers, eight defenders, eight midfielders and ten strikers.
Here is the list of the full Squad:
Goalkeepers: Vincent Enyeama, Austin Ejide, Chigozie Agbim
Defenders: Joseph Yobo, Elderson Echiejile, Juwon Oshaniwa, Godfrey Oboabona, Azubuike Egwuekwe, Kenneth Omeruo, Efe Ambrose, Kunle Odunlami
Midfielders: John Mikel Obi, Ogenyi Onazi, Ramon Azeez, Michael Uchebo, Reuben Gabriel
Strikers: Osaze Odemwingie, Ahmed Musa, Shola Ameobi, Emmanuel Emenike, Babatunde Michael, Victor Moses, Uche Nwofo. [myad]