Eagles Off To Malawi, EHIOSUN, OGUDE Axed

Published: June 07, 2012
Eagles Off To Malawi, EHIOSUN, OGUDE AxedThe Super Eagles were scheduled to depart Thursday evening for the Malawi capital, Blantyre, venue of Saturday's World Cup qualifier against the Flames.

Omitted from the traveling party are four players - Fegor Ogude, Nnamdi Oduamadi, Ekigho Ehiosun and Izu Azuka. Vincent Enyeama, skipper of the side in the absence of Joseph Yobo, led 22 other players including 11 players who ply their trade in the local league.

Three goalkeepers, seven defenders, eight midfielders and five forwards were picked by Coach Stephen Keshi , who is targeting his second win in three official games as National Team boss.

In the latest Fifa ranking released on Wednesday, Malawi are ranked 107th in the world, 47 places below their more illustrious opponents Nigeria.

Nigeria Squad To Malawi

Goalkeepers: Vincent Enyeama, Austin Ejide and Chigozie Agbim
Defenders: Godfrey Oboabona, Azubuike Egwueke, Gege Soriola, Papa Idris, Efe Ambrose, Elderson Echejile and Juwon Oshaniwa
Midfielders: Gabriel Reuben, Raheem Lawal, Obiorah Nwankwo, Ejike Uzoenyi, Obinna Nwachukwu, Henry Uche, Ahmed Musa and John Utaka
Attackers: Victor Moses, Sunday Mba, Ikechukwu Uche, Omatsone Aluko and Uche Kalu

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