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Friday, 30 October 2015

The Return Of The Weapon Of Mass Destruction In The National Team

Obafemi Martins, popularly called "the weapon of mass destruction", Ighalo and 21 others make Super Eagles list for World Cup qualifiers next month.
Super Eagles coach Sunday Oliseh has invited 23 players to the national team ahead of the World Cup qualifiers against
Swaziland next month. He has handed a recall to Settle Sounders frontman and goal machine Obafemi Martins after more than two years absence, with his last appearance in a Super Eagles shirt coming against Kenya in a World Cup qualifier in March 2013.

The first leg of the encounter between Super Eagles and Swaziland will take place on 13th November, 2015 at the Somhlolo Stadium, Lobamba while the return leg is at the Adokiye Amiesiamaka Stadium in Port Harcourt four days later.

Meanwhile, super eagles will be in Swaziland without the duo of Fenerbahce loanee  to Al hin, Emmanuel Emenike and Lille number one short stopper, Vincent Enyeama, who have both announced their international retirement after falling out of favour with the coach.

But experienced Chelsea defensive midfielder John Obi Mike and CSKA Moscow forward, Ahmed Musa are among the players that will begin training at Bolton White Apartments, Abuja on November 8.

Arsenal’s young star, Alex Iwobi is poised to make his competitive debut, which will tie him to Nigeria once and for all, as he is one of the 6 strikers listed, as well as, the Manchester City's Kelechi I. who recently scored a goal and provided two assists in the capital one cup match against Crystal Palace.

List of Invited Players with their respective clubs.

Goalkeepers:
Carl Ikeme (Wolverhampton Wanderers, England)
Ikechukwu Ezenwa (Sunshine Stars, Nigeria)
Dele Alampasu (Club de Sportivo Feirense, Portugal)

Defenders:
Abdullahi Shehu (Uniao da Madeira, Portugal)
Kalu Orji (Enyimba FC, Nigeria)
Elderson Echiejile (AS Monaco, France)
Chima Akas (Sharks FC, Nigeria)
Leon Balogun (For Mainz, Germany)
Godfrey Oboabona (Caykur Rizespor, Turkey)
Efe Ambrose (Celtic FC, Scotland)
Austin Oboroakpo (Abia Warriors, Nigeria)

Midfielders:
Ogenyi Onazi (SS Lazio, Italy)
Paul Onobi (Sunshine Stars, Nigeria)
John Mikel Obi (Chelsea FC, England)
Rabiu Ibrahim (AS Trencin, Slovakia)
Wilfred Ndidi (KRC Genk, Belgium)
Sylvester Igbonu (FC UFA, Russia)

Forwards:
Ahmed Musa (CSKA Moscow, Russia)
Moses Simon (KAA Gent, Belgium)
Odious Ighalo (Watford FC, England)
Ezekiel Bassey (Enyimba FC, Nigeria)
Alex Iwobi (Arsenal FC, England)
Obafemi Martins (Seattle Sounders, USA)
Kelechi Iheanacho (Manchester City, England)
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