Posted by News Express | 31 August 2013 | 4,176 times
First choice goalie Vincent Enyeama and hot shot Emmanel Emenike are back in the Super Eagles as Head Coach Stephen Keshi and his crew plot the fall of visiting Flames of Malawi in next weekend’s Brazil 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying cracker in Calabar, South-South Nigeria. The two players, who were left out of the August 14 Mandela Cup Challenge in South Africa, staged a comeback in the 23-man list submitted by Keshi and approved by the Technical and Development Committee of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).
“We have accepted the list of 23 players and they will resume camping for the match in Calabar as from Monday,” Barrister Chris Green, Chairman of the Technical and Development Committee, told newsmen yesterday.
The Super Eagles need only a draw in week’s clash at the U. J. Esuene Stadium to progress into the 10-team final elimination round, where two-leg, knock out fixtures will determine Africa’s five flag-bearers at the Mundial to be hosted by Brazil next year summer.
For the Malawians, it looks very much like a Mission Impossible as the African champions have never lost at the U. J. Esuene Stadium.
THE FULL EAGLES LIST
Goalkeepers: Vincent Enyeama (Lille FC, France); Austin Ejide (Hapoel Be’er Sheva, Israel); Chigozie Agbim (Enugu Rangers, Nigeria).
Defenders: Elderson Echiejile (Sporting Braga, Portugal); Benjamin Francis (Heartland FC, Nigeria); Efe Ambrose (Celtic FC, Scotland); Solomon Kwambe (Sunshine Stars, Nigeria); James Okwuosa (Chippa United, South Africa); Godfrey Oboabona (Rizespor FC, Turkey); Azubuike Egwuekwe (Warri Wolves, Nigeria).
Midfielders: John Mikel Obi (Chelsea FC, England); Ogenyi Onazi (SS Lazio, Italy); John Ogu (Academica de Coimbra, Portugal); Victor Moses (Chelsea FC, England); Nnamdi Oduamadi (AC Milan, Italy); Nosa Igiebor (Real Betis, Spain); Sunday Mba (Enugu Rangers, Nigeria).
Forwards: Ahmed Musa (CSKA Moscow, Russia); Brown Ideye (Dynamo Kyiv, Ukraine); Shola Ameobi (Newcastle United, England); Emmanuel Emenike (Fenerbahce FC, Turkey); Uche Nwofor (SC Heerenveen, Netherlands); Obinna Nsofor (Lokomotiv Moscow, Russia).
•Photo: Emenike will likey lead the attack against Malawi in Calabar.
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