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Siasia Invites 42 Players For Pharaohs Clash

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[caption id="attachment_5985" align="alignnone" width="680"]Samson Siasia[/caption]

Super Eagles interim manager, Samson Siasia has invited 42-players to camp ahead of Nigeria’s 2017 African Cup of Nations qualifier against the Egypt later this month.

The players consist of 22 home based professionals and 20 foreign based players.

The home based players are expected to arrive camp in Abuja on March 6, while their foreign based team-mates are to arrive on or before Sunday March 20.

Nigeria take on Egypt in qualifying Group G on March 25 in Kaduna before the sides meet again in Alexandria four days later.

The Players:
Goalkeepers: Carl Ikeme (Wolverhampton Wanderers/ENG), Daniel Akpeyi (Chippa United/RSA), Ikechukwu Ezenwa (Sunshine Stars), Emmanuel Daniel (Enugu Rangers), Olufemi Thomas (Enyimba)

Defenders: Ambrose Efe (Celtic/SCO), Shehu Abdullahi (Uniao da Madeira/POR), Elderson Echiejile (AS Monaco/FRA), Stanley Amuzie (Olhanense/POR), Godfrey Oboabona (Rizespor/TUR), Kenneth Omeruo (Kasimpasa/TUR) Orji Kalu (Enugu Rangers), Chibuzor Okonkwo (FC Ifeanyi Ubah), Austin Obaroakpo (Abia Warriors), Oke Ogogatewho (Warri Wolves), Sincere Seth (Supreme Court FC), Segun Oduduwa (Nath Boys), Chima Akas (Akwa United), Chris Madaki (Kano Pillars), Etim Matthew (Enugu Rangers)

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Midfielders: Onazi Ogenyi (Lazio/ITA), Mikel Obi (Chelsea/ENG), Azubuike Okechukwu (Yeni Malatyaspor/TUR), Ifeanyi Mathew (Kano Pillars), Usman Mohammed (Uniao da Madeira/POR), Etebo Oghenekaro (Warri Wolves), Stanley Dimgba (Sunshine Stars), Yau Hassan (FC Taraba)

Forwards: Ahmed Musa, Aaron Samuel (CSKA Moscow/RUS), Moses Simon (Gent/BEL), Victor Moses (West Ham/ENG), Odion Ighalo (Watford/ENG), Alex Iwobi (Arsenal/ENG), Umar Aminu (Osmanlispor/TUR), Fanendo Adi (Portland Timbers/USA), Ezekiel Bassey (Enyimba), Prince Aggreh (Kano Pillars), Bright Onyedikachi (FC IfeanyiUbah), Chikatara Chisom (Wydad Casabalanca/MOR), Godwin Obaje (Wikki Tourists), Kelechi Iheanacho (Manchester City/ENG)

In addition, Siaisia pleaded with Nigerians to show full support for the team ahead of their crucial encounter against the Pharaohs of Egypt.

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He said: I want to passionately appeal to Nigerians, everybody, to show belief in the team and give us total support. It will not be easy, but if we stick together and present a united force to fight this battle, I believe we will triumph.

“I have absolute faith in the players. Nigeria is blessed with so many talented footballers across the world and I know that those we are inviting for this match will give everything for the six points in both matches. Personally, I will give everything that I have to offer for us to win both matches.”