Nigeria coach, Gernot Rohr names 18 players for Liberia friendly


Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr has named 18 players for  Tuesday’s friendly match against Liberia in Monrovia. The lists has 13 foreign-based players and five home boys.

Rohr, who helped the Super Eagles beat Seychelles in their 2019 Africa Cup of Nations  in Victoria on Saturday, picked  Enyimba trio   Ikechukwu Ezenwa, Mfon Udoh and Sunday Adetunji.

IfeanyiUbah’s  Adeleye Olamilekan  and Ebube Duru of Lobi Stars also made the list.

According to the Nigeria Football federation,  14 players will leave  Lagos for Monrovia   on Monday through   Addis Ababa.

The match scheduled for the  Samuel Kanyon Doe Sports Complex is to  celebrate  Liberian President George  Weah.

Full squad

Goalkeepers: Ezenwa (Enyimba); Daniel Akpeyi (Chippa United)

Defenders: Semi Ajayi (Rotherham); Chidozie Awaziem (Porto);Olamilekan (IfeanyiUbah); Jamilu Collins ( Padeborn 07); Duru (Lobi)

Midfielders: Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester); Oghenekaro Etebo (Stoke); John Ogu (Hapoel Be’er Sheva); Kelechi Nwakali ( Porto); Joel Obi (Chievo)

Forwards: Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester); Simeon Nwankwo (Crotone); Henry Onyekuru (Galatasaray);  Adetunji (Enyimba); Samuel Kalu (Bordeaux); Udoh (Enyimba)