Leicester City forward Kelechi Iheanacho has been recalled to the Super Eagles by the technical adviser Gernot Rohr ahead of the AFCON qualifier clash against Sierra Leone.
Iheanacho was dropped from Nigeria squad to the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.
Iheanacho has been duly criticized in the past, but Rohr has rewarded him for managing to get his groove back by giving him a recalling him to his squad.
Rohr also handed the first invitation to Cyriel Dessers who has made headlines with Heracles in the Dutch Eredivisie being the top scorer with 15 goals in 25 appearances.
The AFCON qualifier against Sierra Leone will be played at the Stephen Keshi Stadium in Asaba later this month.
4 EAGLES FOR LEONE STARS’ BATTLES
Goalkeepers: Daniel Akpeyi (Kaizer Chiefs, South Africa); Ikechukwu Ezenwa (Heartland FC); Maduka Okoye (Fortuna Dusseldorf, Germany)
Defenders: Kenneth Omeruo (CD Leganes, Spain); Leon Balogun (Wigan Athletic, England); Chidozie Awaziem (CD Leganes, Spain); William Ekong (Udinese FC, Italy); Olaoluwa Aina (Torino FC, Italy); Jamilu Collins (SC Paderborn 07, Germany); Oluwasemilogo Ajayi (West Bromwich Albion, England); Kingsley Ehizibue (FC Koln, Germany)
Midfielders: Abdullahi Shehu (Bursaspor FC, Turkey); Etebo Oghenekaro (Getafe FC, Spain); Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City, England); Joseph Ayodele-Aribo (Glasgow Rangers, Scotland); Ramon Azeez (Granada FC, Spain)
Forwards: Ahmed Musa (Al Nassr, Saudi Arabia); Alexander Iwobi (Everton FC, England); Victor Osimhen (Lille OSC, France); Moses Simon (FC Nantes, France); Samuel Chukwueze (Villarreal FC, Spain); Cyril Dessers (Heracles Almelo, The Netherlands); Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City, England); Samuel Kalu (Girondins Bordeaux, France)
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