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Mba, Oboabona headline Nigeria squad

Sunday Mba and Godfrey Oboabona top a list of local players called-up by Stephen Keshi for Nigeria's World Cup qualifier against Kenya.

Posted: 5 March 2013 Time: 02:20 pm

Africa Cup of Nations stars Sunday Mba and Godfrey Oboabona top a list of 24 local players called-up by Stephen Keshi for Nigeria's March 23 World Cup qualifier against Kenya in Calabar.

Both players are among the six domestic league players from the Nations Cup squad making a return.

They are joined by goalkeeper Chigozie Agbim, Gabriel Reuben, Papa Idris and Azubuike Egwuekwe.

The players are expected to report to camp on March 10.

Keshi will name his European contingent on Thursday.

The Nigeria squad:

Goalkeepers: 1. AGBIM Chigozie (Rangers), 2. AKPEYI Daniel (Heartland), 3. AJIBOYE Dele (3SC)

Defenders: 4. Egwueke Azubuike (Warri Wolves), 5. Papa Idris (Kano Pillars), 6. Zango Umar (Kano Pillars), 7. Oboabona Godfrey (Sunshine Stars), 8. Kwambe Solomon (Sunshine Stars), 9. Chibuzo Okonkwo (Rangers), 10. Ezekiel bassey (Lobi Stars), 11. Benjamin Francis (Heartland), 12. Zubaru Muhammed

Midfielders and Forwards: 13. Mba Sunday (Rangers), 14. Gabriel Ruben (Kano Pillars), 15. Gambo Muhammed (Kano Pillars), 16. Ubale Mannir (Kano Pillars), 17. Pius Samson (Ranchers Bees), 18. Onduku Gomo (Sharks), 19. Obinna Nwanchukwu (Heartland), 20. Saka Ayo (Enyimba), 21. Jiya Muhammed (Bayelsa Fc), 22. Emeka Ezeh (Rangers), 23. Anthony Okputu (Lobi Stars), 24. Adepoju Taofeek (3SC)

Article by: Colin Udoh

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alhajibolaji554
posted: 03:55pm 05/03/2013
All right Keshi, do your thing
CHAMP ROBA ROBS - DANKIE KHOSI
posted: 04:03pm 05/03/2013
Kickoff Nigeria...
NaijaBros
posted: 04:30pm 05/03/2013
Why is Keshi inviting so many players? I thought he knew his team now. Anyway, the Big Boss knows what he is doing. As long as we hammer Kenya everything is good. Up Eagles.
Anonymous
posted: 05:06pm 05/03/2013
nice squad
Santi Santi
posted: 05:31pm 05/03/2013
Again some people will come here and question this list, they dont know what this coach is doing i guess years after keshi might have left they will understand.
topstarz
posted: 05:40pm 05/03/2013
Here we go again
Assasin
posted: 05:45pm 05/03/2013
Mr Editor, what are you smoking? Why is this in the South African site?
sundown\'s owner
posted: 06:14pm 05/03/2013
one goal cow
Me,myself and I
posted: 06:16pm 05/03/2013
@assasin, the editor is not smoking anything he is merely showing SA how to bring up a good squad, so bring out ur note and take down some points.
oga
posted: 06:18pm 05/03/2013
Thank you Keshi, that is the spirit, our local league has them. Let's believe in Nigeria no matter the sorry state of our leaders. Nigeria and its people are well, it is those rulers who need deliverance from the satanic spirit of corruption and wickedness. Keshi's courage is commendable. I cannot forget that interview in which he declared that it is a crime for anybody to build a national team from a nation of over 160 million people and ignore the local league. It is heart warming that nationalistic fervour is back in the national team of Nigeria.
Socerates
posted: 08:44pm 05/03/2013
Hmmmmn!!! @ Sundown's owner. If I'm not mistaking, you seem to be referring that golden boy on that picture a \"one goal cow'. LET ME ASK YOU A QUESTION. HOW MANY ONE GOAL COWS LIKE HIM DID UR BANANA BANANA PRODUCE DURING AFCON? NONE!!!. You showuld be ashamed at ur comment because this is pure jealousy you're exhibiting here. Shameless IDIOT!!
Socerates
posted: 08:51pm 05/03/2013
CORRECTION: Hmmmmn!!! @ Sundown's owner. If I'm not mistaking, you seem to be referring to that golden boy on the picture a \"one goal cow'. LET ME ASK YOU A QUESTION. HOW MANY \"ONE GOAL COWS\" like him did your BANANA BANANA produce during AFCON? NONE!!!. You showuld be ashamed at ur comment because this is pure jealousy you're exhibiting here. Shameless IDIOT!!
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