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Mikel Obi & Victor Moses Out of Super Eagles Qualifier, Emenike In

Valentine Chinyem



Super Eagles coach, Sunday Oliseh, has left John Obi Mikel and his Chelsea FC team mate, Victor Moses out of the Super Eagles team, ahead of the team’s qualiying match against Tanzania, for the 2017 African Cup Nations.

However, 18 foreign-based players were invited by the head coach. Some of the foreign based players who made the list includes; Emmanuel Emenike, Goalkeeper and captain Vincent Enyeama, Godfrey Oboabona, Leon Balogun and Kenneth Omeruo, Rabiu Ibrahim, Lukman Haruna and Joel Obi, and Ahmed Musa and Anthony Ujah.

Carl Ikeme, a goalkeeper with English Championship side Wolverhampton Wanderers, was also given a call-up.

All the 18 players, who will join up with the 23 home based players are expected in Abuja on Monday, August 31, 2015.

Here is the full list:


Vincent Enyeama (Lille OSC, France); Carl Ikeme (Wolverhampton Wanderers, England)


Leon Balogun (FSV Mainz 05, Germany); Kingsley Madu (AS Trencin, Slovakia); Godfrey Oboabona (Caykur Rizespor, Turkey); William Troost Ekong (FK Haugesund, Norway); Kenneth Omeruo (Kasimpasa SK, Turkey)


Joel Obi (Torina FC, Italy); Izunna Ernest Uzochukwu (FC Amkar Perm, Russia); Obiora Nwankwo (Coimbra FC, Portugal); Lukman Haruna (Anzhi Machatsjkala, Russia); Rabiu Ibrahim (AS Trencin, Slovakia)


Ahmed Musa (CSKA Moscow, Russia); Emem Eduok (Esperance ST, Tunisia); Emmanuel Emenike (Al Ain, UAE); Anthony Ujah (Werder Bremen, Germany); Sylvester Igboun (FC UFA, Russia); Moses Simon (KAA Gent, Belgium)

The Super Eagles take on Tanzania in Dar es Salaam on Saturday, September 5.