Breaking: Rohr calls Mikel, Joel Obi, 26 others for Poland, Serbia

Nigeria national team coach Gernot Rohr has released the list of players that will prosecute the two upcoming friendlies against Poland and Serbia later this month.

Super Eagles and Tianjin Teda Captain John Obi Mikel tops the list of invited players, CHAN Eagles Gabriel Okechukwu received his first call up into the main team while Torino midfielder Joel Obi returned to the fold.  Junior Ajayi of Al Ahly and Stephen Eze of Locomotive Plovdiv were also called up for the encounter. Notable absentee on the list is Rohr favourite Mikel Agu.

THE FULL LIST
GOALKEEPERS: Francis Uzoho (Deportivo La Coruna, Spain); Ikechukwu Ezenwa (Enyimba FC, Nigeria); Daniel Akpeyi (Chippa United, South Africa)

DEFENDERS: Abdullahi Shehu (Bursaspor FC, Turkey); Tyronne Ebuehi (Ado Den Haag, The Netherlands); Olaoluwa Aina (Hull City, England); Elderson Echiejile (Cercle Brugge KSV, Belgium); Brian Idowu (Amkar Perm, Russia); Chidozie Awaziem (Nantes FC, France); William Ekong (Bursaspor FC, Turkey); Leon Balogun (FSV Mainz 05, Germany); Kenneth Omeruo (Kasimpasa FC, Turkey); Stephen Eze (Lokomotiv Plovdiv, Bulgaria).

 MIDFIELDERS: Mikel John Obi (Tianjin Teda, China); Ogenyi Onazi (Trabzonspor FC, Turkey); Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City, England); Oghenekaro Etebo (Las Palmas, Spain); John Ogu (Hapoel Be’er Sheva, Israel); Uche Agbo (Standard Liege, Belgium); Joel Obi (Torino FC, Italy).

 FORWARDS: Ahmed Musa (CSKA Moscow, Russia); Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City, England); Moses Simon (KAA Gent, Belgium); Victor Moses (Chelsea FC, England); Odion Ighalo (Changchun Yatai, China); Alex Iwobi (Arsenal FC, England); Junior Ajayi (Al Ahly, Egypt); Gabriel Okechukwu (Akwa United, Nigeria).

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