ROHR LISTS OLAYINKA, AZEEZ IN EAGLES 23-MAN SQUAD FOR BRAZIL FRIENDLY; IHEANACHO, BALOGUN DROPPED

ROHR LISTS OLAYINKA, AZEEZ IN EAGLES 23-MAN SQUAD FOR BRAZIL FRIENDLY; IHEANACHO, BALOGUN DROPPED

Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr has unveiled his 23-man list for October 13 friendly encounter against the Selecao of Brazil with Slavia Prague’s forward Peter Olayinka the only new name on the roster, reports Completesports.com.

Olayinka hit the headlines after scoring Slavia Prague’s only goal in last week’s 1-1 Champions League clash against Inter Milan.

The 23-year-old has also scored two goals in seven league appearances for Slavia Prague this season.

Rohr also invited Granada of Spain midfielder, Ramon Azeez for the game. Azeez last featured for the Super Eagles in their second round clash against France at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.

The 26-year-old has netted twice in four league games for Granada this season.

Glasgow Rangers of Scotland star, Joe Aribo, Anderson Esiti who plays for PARK of Greece , Club Brugge’s Emmanuel Dennis and Fortuna Dusseldorf young goalkeeper Maduka Okoye all got another call-up following last month’s friendly against Ukraine at the Dnipro Arena.

Kelechi Iheanacho, Leon Balogun, Bryan Idowu and Josh Maja were all dropped from the last roster against Ukraine.

Skipper of the team, Ahmed Musa who is still recuperating from injury also failed to make the squad.

Otherwise, Rohr kept faith with reliables like Francis Uzoho, Ikechukwu Ezenwa, Kenneth Omeruo, William Troost-Ekong, Wilfred Ndidi and Oghenekaro Etebo in the list.

Lille forward, Victor Osimhen, Samuel Chukwueze and Moses Simon were also included in the squad.

The game against Brazil will hold on October 13 at the National Stadium, Singapore.

THE FULL LIST

Goalkeepers:
Ikechukwu Ezenwa, Francis Uzoho, Maduka Okoye

Defenders:
William Troost-Ekong, Kenneth Omeruo, Semi Ajayi, Chidozie Awaziem, Ola Aina, Shehu Abdullahi, Jamilu Collins

Midfielders:
Wilfred Ndidi, Oghenekaro Etebo, Alex Iwobi, Joe Aribo, Anderson Esiti, Ramon Azeez

Forwards:
Victor Osimhen, Paul Onuachu, Peter Olayinka, Samuel Chukwueze, Samuel Kalu, Moses Simon, Emmanuel Dennis

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