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Siasia announces 42-man squad to face Egypt
The squad includes 20 abroad players and 22 Nigeria-Based players with John Obi Mikel, Victor Moses, and Odion Ighalo amongst the the called-up players. Lazio midfielder Ogenyi Onazi will be unavailable for the first encounter in Nigeria due to red card, but can take part in the game in Alexandria.
Siasia failed to convince retirees Vincent Enyeama and Emmanuel Emenike to return to the Super Eagles as they are not part of the announced squad.
The Nigeria national team camp is set to kick-off on March 6th. Players traveling from overseas will join the group on March 20, five days before hosting the Pharaohs.
Goalkeepers: Ikechukwu Ezenwa, Olufemi Thomas, Emmanuel Daniel, Carl Ikeme (Wolverhampton Wanderers, England), Daniel Akpeyi (Chippa United, South Africa).
Defenders: Efe Ambrose (Celtic FC, Scotland), Abdullahi Shehu (Uniao da Madeira, Portugal), Elderson Echiejile (AS Monaco, France), Stanley Amuzie (Olhanense FC, Portugal), Godfrey Oboabona (Caykur Rizespor, Turkey), Kenneth Omeruo (Kasimpasa FC, Turkey), Kalu Orji Okogbue, Chibuzor Okonkwo, Mathew Etim, Austin Oboroakpo, Sincere Seth, Segun Oduduwa, Chima Akas, Chris Madaki, Oke Ogogatewho.
MIdfielders: Ifeanyi Mathew, Usman Mohammed, Etebo Oghenekaro, Yau Hassan, Stanley Dimgba, Ogenyi Onazi (SS Lazio, Italy), John Mikel Obi (Chelsea FC, England), Kelechi Iheanacho (Manchester City, England), Azubuike Okechukwu (Yeni Matalyspor, Turkey).
Forwards: Ahmed Musa (CSKA Moscow, Russia), Moses Simon (KAA Gent, Belgium), Victor Moses (West Ham United, England), Aminu Umar (Osmanlispor FK, Turkey), Odion Ighalo (Watford FC, England), Aaron Samuel (CSKA Moscow, Russia), Alex Iwobi (Arsenal FC, England), Fanendo Adi (Portland Timbers, USA), Ezekiel Bassey, Prince Aggrey, Bright Onyedikachi, Chisom Chikatara, Godwin Obaje.