Abuja - Stephen Keshi, Super Eagles’ Chief Coach, on Friday released the names of 32 players invited to camp for the 29th African Cup of Nations, holding in South Africa in January, 2013.
Ademola Olajire, the Media Officer of Nigeria Football Federation, made the information known in a statement.
He said 23 of the 32 players would make the final list for the competition holding from Jan.19, 2013 to Feb.10, 2013.
The statement said that the list was made up of 14 home-based players and 18 foreign-based players.
It said that the Confederation of African Football gave the 16
teams that qualified for the tournament midnight of Jan. 9, 2013, to
submit their final list of 23 players.
Olajire also said that international friendly matches had been lined
up for the Super Eagles in preparation for the competition.
The invited players are:
Goalkeepers: Vincent Enyeama (Maccabi Tel Aviv, Israel); Austin Ejide
(Hapoel Be’er Sheba, Israel); Chigozie Agbim (Enugu Rangers,) and
Daniel Akpeyi (Heartland FC)
Defenders: Elderson Echiejile (FC Braga, Portugal); Juwon Oshaniwa
(Ashdod FC, Israel); Benjamin Francis (Heartland FC); Joseph Yobo
(Fenerbahce, Turkey); Efe Ambrose (Celtic FC, Scotland); Solomon Kwambe
(Sunshine Stars); Azubuike Egwuekwe (Warri Wolves);
Danny Shittu (Millwall FC, England); Kenneth Omeruo (ADO Den Haag,
Netherlands) and Godfrey Oboabona (Sunshine Stars).
Midfielders: Mikel Obi (Chelsea FC, England); Nosa Igiebor (Real
Betis, Spain); Ogenyi Onazi (SS Lazio, Italy); Raheem Lawal (Adana
Demirspor, Turkey); Obiora Nwankwo (Calcio Padova, Italy); Fegor Ogude
(Valerenga FC, Norway); Reuben Gabriel (Kano Pillars)
and Rabiu Ibrahim (Celtic FC, Scotland).
Forwards: Ahmed Musa (CSKA Moscow, Russia); Emmanuel Emenike
(Spartak Moscow, Russia); Brown Ideye (Dynamo Kyiv, Ukraine); Victor
Moses (Chelsea FC, England); Uche Kalu (Rizespor, Turkey); Bright Dike
(Portland Timbers, U.S.); Shola Ameobi (Newcastle FC,
England); Ikechukwu Uche (Villarreal FC, Spain); Ejike Uzoenyi (Enugu
Rangers) and Sunday Mba (Enugu Rangers)