Ndidi, Iwobi, Aribo, Chukwueze, 19 Others Named In Nigeria Squad To Face Ukraine
Published: August 14, 2019
Ndidi, Iwobi, Aribo, Chukwueze, 19 Others Named In Nigeria Squad To Face Ukraine
The Nigeria Football Federation have invited twenty-three players to the Super Eagles ahead of an international friendly against Ukraine on September 10.

In-form Glasgow Rangers midfielder Joe Aribo, who has committed his international future to Nigeria ahead of his country of birth England, has received a maiden call-up to the Nigeria National Team.

The other uncapped player in the squad is Fortuna Dusseldorf goalkeeper Maduka Okoye, while Ikechukwu Ezenwa is the only player plying his trade in the domestic championship.

Six players representing English clubs have been selected, including Leon Balogun, Semi Ajayi, Wilfred Ndidi, Oghenekaro Etebo, Alex Iwobi and Kelechi Iheanacho.

Benfica fullback Tyronne Ebuehi has been recalled to the squad despite concerns about his fitness.

The team contains three goalkeepers, eight defenders, five midfielders and seven strikers.

Nigeria Squad Vs Ukraine

Goalkeepers: Francis Uzoho (AC Omonia/CYP), Ikechukwu Ezenwa (Heartland FC), Emil Maduka Okoye (Fortuna Dusseldorf, GER)

Defenders: Olaoluwa Aina (Torino FC/ITA), Tyronne Ebuehi (FC Benfica/POR), Chidozie Awaziem (FC Porto/POR), William Ekong (Udinese FC/ITA), Leon Balogun (Brighton & Hove Albion/ENG), Kenneth Omeruo (CD Leganes/SPA), Jamilu Collins (SC Padeborn 07/GER), Oluwasemilogo Ajayi (West Bromwich Albion/ENG)

Midfielders: Alexander Iwobi (Everton/ENG), Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City/ENG), Oghenekaro Etebo (Stoke City/ENG), Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City/ENG), Joe Aribo (Glasgow Rangers/SCO)

  Forwards: Ahmed Musa (Al Nassr /KSA), Victor Osimhen (Lille OSC/FRA), Moses Simon (UD Levante /SPA), Henry Onyekuru (AS Monaco/FRA), Samuel Kalu (Girondins Bordeaux/FRA), Paul Onuachu (FC Midtjyland/DEN), Samuel Chukwueze (Villarreal /SPA)

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