Yobo Dropped, Odemwingie, IK Uche In As Keshi Reveals 25-Man Provisional Squad For Brazil 2014
Keshi home-based EaglesStephen Keshi has bowed to pressure from fans and the media and included the pair of Osaze Odemwingie and Ikechukwu Uche in his 25-man provisional squad for the World Cup.
The former Togo and Mali boss explained: “Osaze has been in great form for his team in the English Premier League and I had no choice but to bring him back into the fold. Ike Uche and I also had an hour-long conversation over the phone and we have resolved our issues.”
“We have accepted the list of 25 players and they will resume camping for the match in US when preparations are finalised,” Chris Green, Chairman of the Technical Committee, said.
Nigeria will face Argentina, Iran and Bosnia-Herzegovina in Group F at the competition.
THE FULL 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: Osaze Odewmingie (Stoke City), Ikechukwu Uche (Villareal), 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)