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Oliseh drops Mikel, Moses

Super Eagles’ coach Sunday Oliseh has invited 18 foreign-based players for the next month’s 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Tanzania in Dar es Salaam.

In line with Oliseh’s pledge to ensure that only players active in their clubs were invited for national assignments, Chelsea players, Mikel Obi and Victor Moses did not make the list.

The 18 players will join 23 home based players in camp to fight for a shirt in the team.


Goalkeepers: Vincent Enyeama (Lille OSC, France); Carl Ikeme (Wolverhampton Wanderers, England)

Defenders: Leon Balogun (FSV Mainz 05, Germany); Kingsley Madu (AS Trencin, Slovakia); Godfrey Oboabona (Caykur Rizespor, Turkey); William Troost Ekong (FK Haugesund, Norway); Kenneth Omeruo (Kasimpasa SK, Turkey)

Midfielders: Joel Obi (Torina FC, Italy); Izunna Ernest Uzochukwu (FC Amkar Perm, Russia); Obiora Nwankwo (Coimbra FC, Portugal); Lukman Haruna (Anzhi Machatsjkala, Russia); Rabiu Ibrahim (AS Trencin, Slovakia)

Forwards: Ahmed Musa (CSKA Moscow, Russia); Emem Eduok (Esperance ST, Tunisia); Emmanuel Emenike (Al Ain, UAE); Anthony Ujah (Werder Bremen, Germany); Sylvester Igboun (FC UFA, Russia); Moses Simon (KAA Gent, Belgium)

The Super Eagles take on Tanzania in Dar es Salaam on Saturday, September 5.

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