Super Eagles’ Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr, has called up 23 players for next week’s all-important 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying showdown against the Chipolopolo of Zambia in Uyo.
Skipper Mikel John Obi and forward Odion Ighalo and Victor Moses, who bossed the two encounters against Cameroon earlier this month, retained their places, but Portugal based goalkeeper Dele Alampasu dropped down to the standby sector alongside wing back Tyronne Ebuehi, and South Africa based Daniel Akpeyi and Arsenal’s Alex Iwobi return after injury knocked them out of the sessions against the African champions.
The list is essentially the same personnel that decimated the Indomitable Lions.
Nigeria is to welcome Zambia on Saturday, 7th October at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium Uyo, with the minimum win to guarantee a sixth FIFA World Cup appearance in Russia next year summer ahead of the final qualifying match away to Algeria in November. All invited players are to report in Uyo on Monday, 2nd October 2017