The Nigeria Football Federation has officially announced the 23 Super Eagles players summoned for next Saturday’s World Cup qualifier against Zambia in Uyo.
And one name in the fairly unchanged squad list is Plateau United’s goaltender, Dele Ajiboye. The premier league champion seems to be enjoying the confidence that his NPFL counterpart, Ikechukwu Ezenwa has brought the Super Eagles technical crew and boss, Gernot Rohr.
FC Ifeanyi Ubah’s number 1, Ezenwa has being in prolific form for the Eagles whenever called upon, and most recently he led the home-based Super Eagles to a second place in the just concluded WAFU Cup of Nations, where he was named ‘Best Goalkeeper’ of the tournament.
All of these recent exploits by the FC Ifeanyiubah’s man has further boosted the confidence boss Gernot Rohr has in the locally based lads and its a further testament to the improvement in the NPFL.
Meanwhile, Chippa United goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi has returned to the roster after recovering from an injury but former Golden Eaglets star Dele Alampasu has been omitted, with Plateau United’s Dele Ajiboye taking the nod.
The usual suspects were called from China and England, with skipper John Obi Mikel, Odion Ighalo, Victor Moses, Alex Iwobi, Ahmed Musa, Wilfred Ndidi and Kelechi Iheanacho all earning roster spots.
ADO Den Haag defender Tyronne Ebuehi has been placed on the stand-by list, alongside CSKA Moscow’s Aaron Samuel, and Akwa United pair Afeez Aremu and Ifeanyi Ifeanyi.
Chelsea loanee Ola Aina is in line to make his competitive debut against the Chipolopolo after Fifa approved his request for change of association. All invited players are to report in Uyo on Monday, 2nd October 2017.
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