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Ideye recalled for Nigeria friendlies

17 March 2015, 19:26

Abuja - Nigeria caretaker coach Daniel Amokachi on Tuesday recalled West Bronwich Albion striker Brown Ideye for friendlies against Bolivia and South Africa.

Ideye was overlooked for last year's World Cup but has rediscovered his form in the English Premier League.

Also read: Super Eagles invite Moses, 27 others for Bolivia, Bafana friendlies

The Super Eagles host Bolivia on March 26 in Uyo, southern Nigeria, and three days later travel to South Africa.

Fresh calls ups include Aalesund defender Akeem Latifu, Watford forward Odion Ighalo and Moses Simon from Belgian club Gent with Stoke City's Victor Moses placed on standby.

The squad:

Goalkeepers: Vincent Enyeama (Lille/FRA), Theophilus Afelokhai (Kano Pillars), Chidiebere Eze (Ifeanyi Ubah United)

Defenders: Chima Akas (Sharks), Godfrey Oboabona (Rizespor/TUR), Azubuike Egwuekwe (Warri Wolves), Nelson Ogbonnaya (Heartland), Kenneth Omeruo (Middlesbrough/ENG), Akeem Latifu (Aalesunds FC/NOR), Leon Balogun (Darmstadt 98/GER)

Midfielders: Ogenyi Onazi (SS Lazio/ITA), Steven Ukoh (Biel-Bienne FC/SUI), Omatsone Aluko (Hull City/ENG), Hope Akpan (Reading FC/ENG), John Ogu (Hapoel Be'er Sheva/ISR), Babatunde Michael (Volyn Lutsk/UKR), Joseph Nathaniel (Sharks), Kingsley Sokari (Enyimba)

Forwards: Ahmed Musa (CSKA/RUS), Aaron Samuel (Guangzhou R&F/CHN), Brown Ideye (West Bromwich Albion/ENG), Odion Ighalo (Watford FC/ENG), Anthony Ujah (Cologne/GER), Moses Simon (KAA Gent/BEL), Ubong Moses (Kano Pillars), Stanley Dimgba (Warri Wolves), Mfon Udoh (Enyimba)

Standby - Victor Moses (Stoke City/ENG)



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