Gernot Rohr Names Musa, Marcus, 22 Others in the Team to Face Cameroon
- Gernot Rohr hands Abraham Marcus debut Super Eagles call-up for Cameroon friendly
- The German-born boss trimmed his earlier squad from a 31-man list to 24 for the crucial game
- NPFL stars John Noble and Anayo Iwuala are back in the team hoping to impress the coach
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Nigeria's technical adviser Gernot Rohr has released a strong squad for his side's international friendly game billed for next month.
Topping the 24-man squad is the Super Eagles captain Ahmed Musa who currently plays for Nigeria Professional Football League outfit Kano Pillars.
The 28-year-old joined the Sai Masu Gida in the second half of the NPFL season to keep his place in the national team as the Africa Cup of Nations championship is drawing near.
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Apart from the captain, other usual suspects that made the list include Alex Iwobi, Moses Simon, Victor Osimhen, Kelechi Iheanacho, and others.
Meanwhile, CD Feirense midfielder Abraham Marcus has been handed his maiden call up by the German-born tactician for the friendly encounter.
Enyimba's John Noble made the final cut ahead of Ikechukwu Ezenwa alongside the duo of Francis Uzoho and Maduka Okoye
The match is expected to help the three-time African champions shape up for the 2022 World Cup qualifiers coming up in September.
Rohr's men will also have a chance to battle Mexico in a test game as the NFF plans to get the team ready for their competitive matches.
THE FULL LIST
Goalkeepers: Francis Uzoho; John Noble, Maduka Okoye
Defenders: William Ekong; Jamilu Collins; Chidozie Awaziem, Olaoluwa Aina, Tyronne Ebuehi, and Valentine OzorNwafor
Midfielders: Oghenekaro Etebo; Wilfred Ndidi, Abdullahi Shehu, Frank Onyeka, and Abraham Marcus
Forwards: Ahmed Musa; Alex Iwobi, Moses Simon, Simy Nwankwo, Victor Osimhen, Kelechi Iheanacho, Peter Olayinka, Terem Moffi, Paul Onuachu, and Anayo Iwuala.
Legit.ng earlier reported that Nigeria will clash with CONCACAF Gold Cup holders Mexico in a friendly at the famous Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in the State of California, United States of America on Saturday, 3rd July.
Latest development was confirmed by the Nigerian Football Federation through their media department.
The match which kicks off at 7.30 pm LA time will be the sixth confrontation between the senior teams of both countries where four of which have ended in draws.
Source: Sports Brief News